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The mystery surrounding Bert Newton’s missing Logies

The mystery surrounding Bert Newton’s missing Logies – as his widow Patti reveals she was only able to find 17 of his estimated 36 awards in their home


He was estimated to have won 36 Logie Awards throughout his stellar TV career, but according to Bert Newton’s widow Patti, only 17 are accounted for. 

The Morning Show addressed the mystery surrounding Bert’s missing Logies during their coverage of the TV icon’s state funeral in Melbourne on Friday.

‘She reckons he has 36 Logies, but you can only find 17 around the house,’ said co-hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gilles.  

Missing trophies: He was estimated to have accumulated a whopping 36 Logie Awards throughout his stellar TV career, but according to Bert Newton’s widow Patti, only 17 are accounted for

‘She reckons he has given them away to family and friends in a beautiful gesture…’ 

They added: ‘There are a lot of people around Melbourne with those things on the mantelpiece thanks to Bert Newton.’

Bert died on October 30 at the age of 83 after several years of declining health.

Disappearing act: The Morning Show addressed the mystery surrounding Bert's missing Logies during their coverage ahead of the late star's state funeral in Melbourne on Friday

Disappearing act: The Morning Show addressed the mystery surrounding Bert’s missing Logies during their coverage ahead of the late star’s state funeral in Melbourne on Friday

In the days following the legendary entertainer’s death, his friend, entertainment reporter Peter Ford, revealed Bert had confided in him that he’d given away some of his Logies.

Ford said that Bert made him promise he wouldn’t report on it until after he died, and added: ‘I’ve probably broken some kind of Logie law, they’re going to come after me.’

It was revealed that Bert had gifted one of his Gold Logies to a dying AIDS patient in Melbourne back in 1990.

'She reckons he has 136 Logies, but you can only find 17 around the house,' they said of Patti Newton not being able to locate all of his awards

‘She reckons he has 136 Logies, but you can only find 17 around the house,’ they said of Patti Newton not being able to locate all of his awards

Speaking to Melbourne radio station 3AW earlier this month, Ford said that Bert had even visited the patient at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital – a place few others wanted to go.  

‘I went out to the hospital and there was a sort of buzz in the air. As soon as I walked in, I could tell it was a different mood and place to what it normally was,’ Ford recounted of Bert’s visit. 

Ford added that Bert had gone around the wards visiting the patients and left behind one of his four Gold Logies.

'She reckons he has given them away to family and friends in a beautiful gesture... There are a lot of people around Melbourne with those things on the mantelpiece thanks to Bert Newton,' they said

‘She reckons he has given them away to family and friends in a beautiful gesture… There are a lot of people around Melbourne with those things on the mantelpiece thanks to Bert Newton,’ they said

Eddie McGuire also spoke about Bert giving away his Logies, recounting Ford’s story while delivery a eulogy at Bert’s funeral. 

‘Peter told the story, sworn to secrecy until Bert said he’d carked it, of Bert hearing of a man dying of HIV AIDS at a time when sufferers were stigmatised and isolated,’ the 57-year-old media personality said. 

‘Not only did Bert visit and spend hours with every person in the ward, but gave the man one of his beloved Gold Logies. 

Looking back: Eddie McGuire also spoke about Bert giving away his Logies, recounting Ford's story while delivery a eulogy at Bert's funeral

Looking back: Eddie McGuire also spoke about Bert giving away his Logies, recounting Ford’s story while delivery a eulogy at Bert’s funeral

‘An amazing gesture, one that lifted the morale of all in the depths of their despair, the only reward being that Bert gave those on their worst day something to remember as their best.’

He added that ‘Patti had never heard the story until last week’, but it went ‘some way’ to explaining the missing Logies. 

‘It did, however, go some way to solve a family mystery. Bert had won some 36 Logies over his career, but the family could only find 17. Suddenly it all made sense,’ said Eddie. 

'Bert had won some 36 Logies over his career, but the family could only find 17. Suddenly it all made sense,' said Eddie

‘Bert had won some 36 Logies over his career, but the family could only find 17. Suddenly it all made sense,’ said Eddie

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