Doris Goddard, known for putting Sydney’s Hollywood Hotel on the map, has died at the age of 89.

Goddard became the first female publican in NSW when she purchased the Surry Hills pub in 1977 with her husband Charlie Bishop.

Cementing herself as a Sydney icon, Goddard was famous for pulling out her guitar and serenading drinkers at the bar.

Born in Forest Lodge in 1930, Goddard travelled the world as a singer and actress, acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Bob Hope.

“It is with great sadness to announce that one of Sydney best loved identity’s , Doris Goddard has passed away,” a post reads on her Facebook.

“We will keep this brief and advise of further details – She continued to sing to the end.”

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