Here are 1 famous actresses from South Africa died in 1980:
Dorice Fordred (November 25, 1902 Port Elizabeth-August 4, 1980 London) was a South African actor.
She started her career in South Africa before moving to the UK in the 1930s. In London, she appeared on stage and in British films, including "The Ringer" (1931) and "Fame" (1936). In 1940, she appeared on Broadway in "The Star-Wagon" before returning to London to continue her stage career. She was known for her portrayals of dramatic, strong-willed characters, and was highly respected in the British theatre world for her talent and dedication. In addition to her acting career, she was also an active member of the Labour Party and a supporter of various social and political causes throughout her life.
In 1953, Dorice Fordred received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Miss Prism in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." Her performance was described as "faultless" and "superb" by reviewers. She continued to act on stage throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including roles in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Uncle Vanya."
Fordred was also an accomplished voice actor, lending her voice to radio dramas, including productions for the BBC. In her later years, she became a respected voice teacher, mentoring young actors in London. She was also an active member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and worked tirelessly for the organization until her death.
Throughout her career, Fordred remained committed to representing and promoting the values of social justice and equality. Her dedication to her craft and her activism earned her a place in the pantheon of notable South African actors, and she is remembered today as a trailblazer and a pioneer of her time.