Here are 2 famous actors from South Africa died in 1996:
Jamie Uys (May 30, 1921 Boksburg-January 29, 1996 Johannesburg) a.k.a. Jamie Hayes, Johannes Jacobus Uys or Jacobus Johannes Uys was a South African film director, film producer, actor, cinematographer, screenwriter and film editor.
Uys is best known for his work in the 1980s, where he directed and produced the acclaimed films, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy II". The films, which were a mix of comedy and adventure, were unique in their portrayal of the Bushmen, an indigenous tribe of Southern Africa. Uys' care and attention to detail in the casting of actors and the depiction of traditional African customs helped to make these films a worldwide success. In addition to his filmmaking career, Uys was also an accomplished musician and authored several books.
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Siegfried Mynhardt (March 5, 1906 Johannesburg-March 28, 1996 Johannesburg) also known as Siegfried Charles Ferdinand Mynhardt was a South African actor.
He began his career as a stage actor, performing in numerous productions in his native country as well as in the United Kingdom. Mynhardt was also a prolific film and television actor, appearing in many popular South African productions. He is perhaps best known for his role in the film "The Gods Must Be Crazy", in which he played the treacherous government official Sam Boga. In addition to his acting work, Mynhardt was also known for his work as a director and playwright. He wrote several plays that were staged in South Africa during the 1940s and 1950s. Mynhardt was recognized for his contributions to the arts with numerous awards, including the Order of the Baobab, a prestigious honor bestowed by the South African government.
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