TV's And The Beast - where are they now?

And The Beast was a long-running daytime chat show that saw viewers write in asking for advice on a range of problems.

Hosted by a usually gruff and outspoken 'beast' - with the likes of Stan Zemanek, Doug Mulray and Rex Mossop taking on the role - their strong opinions were normally tempered by a raft of celebrity 'beauties'.

The show sprung to life in Australia in 1963 and saw various iterations on the Ten and Seven networks, and later Foxtel, before wrapping up production in 2007. 

Daytime drama: Beauty And The Beast was a long-running daytime chat show that saw viewers write in asking for advice on a range of problems. Pictured: 'Beast' Stan Zemanek

Daytime drama: And The Beast was a long-running daytime chat show that saw viewers write in asking for advice on a range of problems. Pictured: 'Beast' Stan Zemanek

Stan Zemanek

Mouthpiece: Stan Zemanek was the 13th host of the popular show and its longest serving 'beast'. Already known for his right-wing opinions on his 2GB radio show, Stan often stirred the pot with the often left-leaning 'beauties'

Mouthpiece: Stan Zemanek was the 13th host of the popular show and its longest serving 'beast'. Already known for his right-wing opinions on his 2GB radio show, Stan often stirred the pot with the often left-leaning 'beauties'

Tragedy: In May 2006, Stan was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. After chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery performed by famed neurosurgeon Charles Teo, Stan succumbed to his illness in 2007, passing away in his sleep. Pictured with wife Marcella

Tragedy: In May 2006, Stan was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. After chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery performed by famed neurosurgeon Charles Teo, Stan succumbed to his illness in 2007, passing away in his sleep. Pictured with wife Marcella

Stan Zemanek was the 13th host of the popular show and its longest serving 'beast'. 

Already known for his right-wing opinions on his 2GB radio show, Stan often stirred the pot with the often left-leaning 'beauties'.

Unfortunately, in May 2006, Stan was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

After chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery performed by famed neurosurgeon Charles Teo, Stan succumbed to his illness in 2007, passing away in his sleep.

During his life, Stan had an ongoing feud with fellow 2UE announcer Mike Carlton, with Stan referring to Mike as a 'turd' and a 'ponce' during their publicised stouches.

Their acrimony continued after Stan's death, with Mike announcing on air that he hated Stan and would only attend his funeral to make sure that he was really dead, which prompted the network to publicly denounce Mike. 

Jeannie Little 

Legend: Jeannie Little is the larger-than-life entertainer who brought her unique brand of effervescent humour to Beauty and the Beast, as well as daytime fare Midday and The Mike Walsh Show

Legend: Jeannie Little is the larger-than-life entertainer who brought her unique brand of effervescent humour to and the Beast, as well as daytime fare Midday and The Mike Walsh Show

Heartbreaking: Tragically, Jeannie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2009 and is currently being cared for in a nursing home

Heartbreaking: Tragically, Jeannie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2009 and is currently being cared for in a nursing home

Jeannie Little is the larger-than-life entertainer who brought her unique brand of effervescent humour to and the Beast, as well as daytime fare Midday and The Mike Walsh Show. 

Her quirky persona won Jeannie a Gold Logie award in 1976 for her work on The Mike Walsh Show.

Tragically, Jeannie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2009 and is currently being cared for in a nursing home.

Appearing on The Morning Show recently, Jeannie's daughter Katie revealed the extent of her mother's condition.

'She's OK, the only blessing is she doesn't know what's going on so she just kind of lies there a lot now and sort of drifts in and out of sleep,' Katie said of Jeanne's eight-year battle with Alzheimer's.

'I do think, ''God it’s such a horrible illness'', it just goes on and on and on and you think, ''Gosh, this is going to go on for years and years and years''.' 

Rowena Wallace 

Soap star: Rowena Wallace was a regular panelist on Beauty And The Beast, but was perhaps best known as Patricia 'Pat The Rat' Hamilton on popular TV soap Sons And Daughters

Soap star: Rowena Wallace was a regular panelist on And The Beast, but was perhaps best known as Patricia 'Pat The Rat' Hamilton on popular TV soap Sons And Daughters

Hard times: Most recently, Rowena, now 69, reluctantly allowed friends to set up a crowd funding page on GoFundMe to help with an intended move to Brisbane, telling The Daily Telegraph she lives on roughly $400 per week

Hard times: Most recently, Rowena, now 69, reluctantly allowed friends to set up a crowd funding page on GoFundMe to help with an intended move to Brisbane, telling The Daily Telegraph she lives on roughly $400 per week

Rowena Wallace was a regular panelist on And The Beast, but was perhaps best known as Patricia 'Pat The Rat' Hamilton on popular TV soap Sons And Daughters.

Despite having appeared in a plethora of Australian dramas, Patricia remains Rowena's best known role, winning her a gold and four silver Logies.

While the role made her one of the highest paid actresses on TV, Rowena fell on hard times after Sons And Daughters, eventually relying on a disability support pension.

In 2005, Rowena narrowly avoided jail time after she was charged with defrauding Centrelink of $30,000.

She was given a six-month suspended sentence and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond.

Most recently, Rowena, now 69, reluctantly allowed friends to set up a crowd funding page on GoFundMe to help with an intended move to Brisbane, telling The Daily Telegraph she lives on roughly $400 per week. 

Derryn Hinch

Well known: Derryn Hinch hosted Channel Seven's Beauty And The Beast from 1982 to 1983

Well known: Derryn Hinch hosted Channel Seven's And The Beast from 1982 to 1983

Crusade: Now an Australian senator, Derryn recently used his parliamentary privilege to name a paedophile policeman who abused nine children, News.com.au reported

Crusade: Now an Australian senator, Derryn recently used his parliamentary privilege to name a paedophile policeman who abused nine children, News.com.au reported

Derryn Hinch hosted Channel Seven's And The Beast from 1982 to 1983.

Never afraid of controversy, Derryn served 12 days in prison in 1987 for contempt of court after revealing paedophile Catholic priest Michael Charles Glennon's prior conviction, while a trial was still pending.

He also was convicted of breaching suppression orders against the names of two sex offenders in 2011 and was sentenced to five months home detention. 

Derryn fell foul of the law again in 2013 when he again breached a suppression order by revealing details of the criminal history of Adrian Bayley, the killer of Jill Meagher. 

He was ordered to pay a fine for the breach and, after non-payment, was imprisoned on 14 January 2014, serving 50 days.

Now an Australian senator, Derryn recently used his parliamentary privilege to name a paedophile policeman who abused nine children, News.com.au reported.

Fiona Horne

Wiccan: Fiona Horne was the frontwoman for 1990s electro-rockers Def FX who parlayed her early musical success into a career as an author, penning 13 books on the subject of witchcraft

Wiccan: Fiona Horne was the frontwoman for 1990s electro-rockers Def FX who parlayed her early musical success into a career

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