Here are 2 famous actresses from South Africa died in 2008:
Miriam Makeba (March 4, 1932 Johannesburg-November 9, 2008 Castel Volturno) a.k.a. Makeba, Myriam, Myriam Makeba, Miriam Makebo, Mama Africa, Miriam Zenzi Makeba, Makeba, Miriam, Zenzile Miriam Makeba or Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi was a South African singer, actor and singer-songwriter. Her child is called Bongi Makeba.
Miriam Makeba used her music to spread messages of peace, justice, and anti-apartheid activism. She was exiled from South Africa in 1960, after using her voice to speak out against apartheid, and spent over 30 years in other countries before returning to her homeland in the 1990s. Makeba performed with many famous musicians, including Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon, and won numerous awards throughout her career, including a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 2006. In addition to her music, Makeba was also an actress, appearing in films such as Come Back, Africa (1959) and directed by American documentarian Lionel Rogosin. She also wrote an autobiography, Makeba: My Story, which was published in 1987. Despite passing away in 2008, Makeba's legacy has continued to inspire musicians and activists around the world.
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Ashley Callie (December 30, 1976 Johannesburg-February 15, 2008 Johannesburg) was a South African actor.
She graduated with a degree in drama and classical piano at the University of Cape Town before beginning her career in the entertainment industry. Ashley Callie was best known for her role as Lee Haines in the South African soap opera, "Isidingo". She made her film debut in 2002's "Promised Land" and also appeared in "Chasing the Dragon" and "The Sinking of the Laconia". Callie received several award nominations for her work, including a South African Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap. In addition to her acting career, she was also an accomplished pianist and singer. Callie died in a car accident at the age of 31.
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