South African movie actors died when they were 75

Here are 4 famous actors from South Africa died at 75:

Patrick Mynhardt

Patrick Mynhardt (June 12, 1932 Bethulie-October 25, 2007 London) also known as Patrick Beattie Mynhardt or Patrick Mynhart was a South African actor. He had one child, Johann Mynhardt.

He died caused by natural causes.

Patrick Mynhardt was a prominent figure in South African theatre and film industry. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a degree in drama and subsequently started his acting career in the 1950s. Throughout his career, he worked on numerous stage plays including Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and "Krapp's Last Tape," among others.

Mynhardt also acted in various films during the apartheid era, including "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and "The Power of One," which were international hits. However, he is best remembered for his one-man shows, including "Boetie gaan border toe" which earned him critical acclaim and won the prestigious Erik Award. He was also a respected voice artist and dubbed many international films into Afrikaans.

Mynhardt was known in the industry for his wit, intelligence and incredible acting abilities. He received numerous accolades throughout his career including the Fleur du Cap Lifetime Achievement Award (2006). Mynhardt was also heavily involved in theatre education and training, serving as a director of the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.

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Louis Hayward

Louis Hayward (March 19, 1909 Johannesburg-February 21, 1985 Palm Springs) a.k.a. Louis Charles Hayward was a South African actor. He had one child, Dana Hayward.

He died in lung cancer.

Louis Hayward began his acting career on stage in England before moving to Hollywood in the 1930s. He appeared in notable films such as "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939), and "And Then There Were None" (1945). In the 1950s, he transitioned to television and starred in the series "The Lone Wolf" from 1954-1955. Hayward also served in the British Army during World War II. He was married three times, including to actress Ida Lupino. In addition to acting, Hayward was an accomplished fencer and founded the Hayward Zorro Fencing Club.

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Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter (June 13, 1900 Kenilworth, Cape Town-September 22, 1975 London) was a South African actor and soldier. He had one child, Robin Hunter.

Ian Hunter began his acting career in the late 1920s and quickly became a well-known stage actor in London. He made his film debut in 1934 in the British film The Lash, and went on to appear in over 100 films throughout his career. Some of his most notable film credits include The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), and The Little Princess (1939).

During World War II, Hunter served in the British Army and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in battle. After the war, he returned to his acting career and continued to work in film, television, and on stage. In addition to his acting work, Hunter was also a talented painter and sculptor.

He passed away in London in 1975 at the age of 75. His legacy as a talented actor and artist continues to be celebrated by fans and critics alike.

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Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone (June 13, 1892 Johannesburg-July 21, 1967 New York City) also known as Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, Ratters, Sir Basil Rathbone or Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC was a South African actor, soldier and voice actor. His children are called John Rodion and Cynthia Rathbone.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

Rathbone's career spanned both stage and screen, with his most notable roles including Sherlock Holmes in fourteen Hollywood films from 1939 to 1946, as well as playing Tybalt in the 1936 adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the 1938 version of "Robin Hood". He also acted in several Broadway productions and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1948. Rathbone was a decorated World War I veteran, having served in the British Army and received the Military Cross for bravery. Additionally, he lent his voice to several animated films and TV shows in the 1960s, such as Disney's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" and "The Beatles" cartoon series.

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