Trisha Noble (1944 – 2021)
Trisha Noble, the Australian-born actress and singer who appeared in the “Star Wars” films “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith,” has died at the age of 76, reported Noise 11 on Thursday. Noble played Jobal Naberrie, the mother of Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in both movies.
The entertainer passed away Jan. 23, according to reports. No cause of death was revealed.
Noble was also a series regular on the early 1980s action series “Strike Force,” which co-starred Robert Stack and Herb Edelman.
Before embarking on an acting career, she was a teen singing sensation in her homeland. She scored numerous hits with the standards “Johnny One Note,” “Moon River” and “I Fall to Pieces” as well as early 1960s pop fare “Good Looking Boy” and “I’m Not Supposed to Know.”
In 1966, Noble landed her first screen credit as an extra on “The Benny Hill Show,” according to IMDb. Later that year, she appeared on 13 episodes of the British sketch comedy “The Dick Emery Show.”
After making her film debut in the action thriller “Love Is a Woman,” she starred in the 1980 comedy “The Private Eyes” alongside Tim Conway and Don Knotts.
Noble worked steadily on TV from throughout the 1970s and ‘80s, appearing on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Love Boat,” “Hart to Hart” and “Matt Houston.”
In 2007, she returned to Australia to appear in a revival of “Pippin,” noted Noise 11.