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Jeanie Little’s daughter Katie reveals what she is doing with her late mother’s iconic costumes

Jeanne Little’s daughter Katie reveals what she is doing with her late mother’s iconic costumes after bidding farewell at her memorial

Friends and family of the late entertainer Jeanne Little bid farewell to her at a memorial service, this week.

And on Saturday, her only daughter Katie Little has revealed to PS Sydney what she will be doing mother’s iconic costumes. 

‘I donated her costumes from the Marlene Dietrich show to the performing arts centre in Melbourne, but I’ve kept everything else,’ Katie said.

Keepsakes: Jeanne Little’s daughter Katie (pictured) revealed what she will be doing with her late mother’s iconic costumes after bidding farewell at her memorial this week. Katie said: ‘I donated her costumes from the Marlene Dietrich show… but I’ve kept everything else’

Jeanne, who passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with dementia on November 7, was known for her outrageous dresses, including one notably made of toast.

The comedienne made use of unique materials for her costumes including feathers, sequins, gold coins, tinsel and most notably her toast dress, which she made for The Mike Walsh show during the 1970s and 1980s.

‘There’s bits of both mum and dad (her interior designer father Barry Little) in them, like a sample of carpet from dad’s business that was used in the bodice of one gown she whipped up,’ Katie said of the frocks.

Jeanne, who passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with dementia on November 7, was known for her outrageous dresses,

Iconic: Jeanne, who passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with dementia on November 7, was known for her outrageous dresses which she made using unique materials including feathers, sequins, gold coins and tinsel

Unique: Most notable was her toast dress, which she made for The Mike Walsh show during the 1970s and 1980s

Unique: Most notable was her toast dress, which she made for The Mike Walsh show during the 1970s and 1980s

She also revealed to the publication that she had offered her later mother’s dresses to Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum after Jeanne moved into her nursing home in her later years.

Katie said of the museum: ‘The young guy I spoke with had no idea who mum was… so I don’t think they were that interested in it’.

Katie announced the heartbreaking news on the evening of her passing, she wrote on Facebook: ‘My mother has left the earthly plane.’

Sad news: Katie announced the heartbreaking news on the evening of her passing, she wrote on Facebook: 'My mother has left the earthly plane'. Pictured is Katie with Jeanne

Sad news: Katie announced the heartbreaking news on the evening of her passing, she wrote on Facebook: ‘My mother has left the earthly plane’. Pictured is Katie with Jeanne 

‘This is a huge shock – but I’m so grateful. Love you all my friends.’

Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974 and won a Gold Logie for the most popular TV personality in 1976.

She also coined the popular phrase, ‘Hello, darling’.

The beloved entertainer retired from the spotlight after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.

Fame: Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974 and won a Gold Logie for the most popular TV personality in 1976. The beloved entertainer retired from the spotlight after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009

Fame: Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974 and won a Gold Logie for the most popular TV personality in 1976. The beloved entertainer retired from the spotlight after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009

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