Despite being born with a hare lip and double cleft palate, Wendy Harmer has become one of Australia's best known performers.


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Episode credited cast:
Jessica Rowe Jessica Rowe ... Herself - Guest Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Brown Graham Brown ... Himself
Helen Di Martino Helen Di Martino ... Herself
Georgie Gardner Georgie Gardner ... Herself (as Georgie Gardiner)
Wendy Harmer Wendy Harmer ... Herself
Peter Keast Peter Keast ... Himself (as Dr. Peter Keast)
Lovinia Matai Lovinia Matai ... Herself
Ted Robinson Ted Robinson ... Himself
Margaret Wicks Margaret Wicks ... Herself


Comedian Wendy Harmer bravely reveals a set of photos showing the facial deformity she was born with when Australian Story begins its new season on February 7. Locked away in the archives of the Melbourne Children's Hospital for nearly 50 years, the confronting photos were retrieved for Australian Story's profile of the writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. Despite being born with a hare lip and double cleft palate, Wendy Harmer went on to become one of Australia's best known performers and at one time the highest paid woman on radio. Last year she was invited to share her knowledge about overcoming a facial deformity by visiting children in Fiji born with the same condition. With the Australian Story crew in tow, she spent a week watching Australian surgeons from the Interplast organisation, which carries out plastic surgery on children in developing countries. It was an emotional time for Harmer, who found that the experience took her back to her own childhood when she was the ... Written by Australian Story

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7 February 2005 (Australia) See more »

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