South African movie actors died in the year 1964

Here are 1 famous actors from South Africa died in 1964:

Campbell Cotts

Campbell Cotts (April 21, 1902 South Africa-February 19, 1964 London) otherwise known as Sir Campbell Mitchell Cotts was a South African actor.

He started his acting career in the UK and made his first appearance in the West End in 1928. Cotts became a prominent actor in the British theatre scene throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and also appeared in films including "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1935) and "Dangerous Moonlight" (1941). During World War II, he served in the British Army and later on the board of British Equity. In 1951, he was awarded knighthood for his services to drama. Cotts continued to act in films and on stage until his death in 1964 at the age of 61.

In addition to his successful acting career, Cotts also had a passion for gardening and was an expert on African plant life. He wrote several books on the subject, including "Gardening in East Africa" and "Plants of the Kenya Colony." Cotts was also known for his philanthropy, donating large sums of money to various charitable causes throughout his life. He was married to actress Eileen Herlie, best known for her role as Myrtle Fargate on the soap opera "All My Children." Together, they had one daughter named Elisabeth. Cotts' contributions to British theatre and his extensive knowledge of African plant life have cemented his legacy as a noteworthy figure in both the arts and the world of gardening.

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