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Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson i(8140080 works by) (birth name: Samuel Joseph Johnson)
Born: Established: 1978 ;
Gender: Male
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Samuel Johnson OAM is an Australian actor, and starred in shows such as The Secret Life of Us, and Crackerjack, and the miniseries Mollyfor which he won a Gold Logie in 2017.  

In 2016, Samuel was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to cancer research, and in 2018, he was named Victorian of the Year for breast cancer support advocacy and charity. He is the son of Merrill Johnson, and brother to Connie Johnson, with whom he established a charity organisation named 'Love Your Sister'.

In 2018, Samuel established The Stick, a quarterly journal to raise funds for cancer research.

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y separately published work icon Dear Santa Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2018 15301842 2018 single work prose humour

'If you could ask Santa for absolutely anything, what would you ask for?

Samuel Johnson OAM, Australia's favourite skylarker, brother and determined cancer vanquisher, has asked his friends and supporters (who just happen to be some of Australia's best writers, comics, actors, artists, musicians and personalities) to share their letters to Santa.

Some letters are naughty.
Some letters are nice.
Some echo a favourite childhood memory.
Some beg forgiveness.
Some are angry.
Some just want something sweet.
Some want to change their own world, others want to change the whole world.

Contributors include Helen Garner, Adam Hills, Deborah Mailman, Rove McManus, Leigh Sales, Grant Denyer, John Williamson, Myf Warhurst, John Paul Young, Mia Freedman, Shaun Micallef, Missy Higgins, and many more.

This little book of letters is wicked, witty and warm-hearted. It will make you laugh, think and feel and is the perfect Christmas gift for those who speak human. 

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Love Your Sister Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2014 8140110 2014 single work autobiography

'Born a year apart, Connie and Samuel Johnson have always been close. Faced with the devastating news that they would soon be separated forever, they made a decision. After already surviving cancer twice in her young life, at 33 Connie was diagnosed with breast cancer. But this time it was a whole different ball game. This time she was told she will die, leaving behind her two sons. As a young mum faced with her own death, Connie wanted to make it all less meaningless, and she knew just the way to do it - send her brother, Sam, on a one-wheeled odyssey around Australia.

'The aims: to break the world record for the longest distance travelled on a unicycle. To raise $1 million for the Garvan Research Foundation. And, most importantly, to remind women to be breast aware and stop others having to say goodbye to those they love.Their message is simple: 'Don't fall into the booby trap.' Samuel has travelled through every state and ridden more than 150,000 kilometres to raise awareness and raise research dollars. But Connie had a secret fourth aim: to fix Samuel. And it worked. Sam cleared his diary, cleaned himself up and tenaciously kept his promise to his dying sister. For them the job isn't over.

'They are determined to raise more money for research. Connie vows to fight until her dying day and Sam says the fight will go on long after that. These two remarkable Australians share their tale, from childhood through to the finish line and beyond in this truly unique story. Part memoir, part travel diary, part conversation, Love Your Sister is an inspiring and unforgettable story that shows just how far one man will go for his sister. ' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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