South African movie actors died in the year 2002

Here are 3 famous actors from South Africa died in 2002:

Stratford Johns

Stratford Johns (September 22, 1925 Pietermaritzburg-January 29, 2002 Heveningham) also known as Alan Stratford Johns or Alan Edgar Stratford-Johns was a South African actor, writer and entrepreneur.

He is best known for his role as Detective Inspector Charlie Barlow in the long-running BBC series "Z-Cars". Johns began his acting career on stage before moving to television and film. In addition to his acting, he was also a successful writer, penning several novels and plays. He was also an entrepreneur, founding his own production company in the 1970s. Johns continued to act well into his 70s, with his last screen appearances in "Peak Practice" and "Casualty" in the late 1990s. He was awarded the OBE in 1990 for his services to the entertainment industry.

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Jeremy Hawk

Jeremy Hawk (May 20, 1918 Johannesburg-January 15, 2002 Reading) also known as Cedric Lange, Cedric Joseph Lange or Hawk was a South African actor. His children are called Belinda Lang and Berenice Hawk.

Jeremy Hawk started his acting career in the 1940s and later moved to the UK in the 1950s to pursue his passion for acting. He is best known for his work in British television dramas such as "The Troubleshooters" (1965-1972) and "Z Cars" (1962-1978). In addition to his television work, Hawk also appeared in several films including "The Amorous Prawn" (1962) and "The Lady Is a Square" (1959). He was a prolific stage actor and worked with some of the leading theatre companies in the UK.

Hawk had a successful career spanning over five decades and worked until his death in 2002. He also had a keen interest in cricket and was a member of the Lord's Taverners, a cricket charity in the UK. Apart from his acting achievements, Hawk was also a devoted family man and had two daughters. His daughter, Belinda Lang, is also an actress and has appeared in several popular British television series including "2point4 Children" and "Dear John".

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Don Leonard

Don Leonard (November 27, 2014 Winburg-June 27, 2002 Randburg) a.k.a. Wilson Sawyer Arthur Leonard was a South African actor.

He began his acting career in the 1950s in Johannesburg, appearing in both stage plays and movies. Leonard gained national recognition for his roles in the popular South African TV series "The Villagers" and "Agter Elke Man." He became a household name in the country and was loved for his charming and charismatic performances.

Leonard was also an accomplished musician, playing several instruments and releasing numerous albums throughout his career. He frequently incorporated his musical talents into his acting roles, adding to the depth and richness of his performances.

In addition to his acting and music pursuits, Leonard was a beloved radio personality and television host, known for his quick wit and infectious personality. He remained active in the entertainment industry until his passing in 2002, leaving behind a legacy as one of South Africa's most beloved performers.

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