Judith will die her way
In the 1960s, smoking was the epitome of glamour and sophistication. “Back then there was this myth that if you gave up smoking, all the damage done would be gone in 12 months….I can tell you that’s not true.” Says Judith Daley, Director of DWD NSW. Now 72, the actor’s body is slowly waning as lung infections, asthma and bronchial scarring from pneumonia take their toll. While Judith concedes her teenage yearning to be cool will put her in an “early” grave, she is determined to make sure she leaves this world on her own terms. “I want to be able to say ‘I’ve had enough and it’s my choice – I want to go now’” says Daley.