Category:South African emigrants to the United States
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The following 131 pages are in this category, out of 131 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cherry Adair – Cherry Adair is an award-winning and best-selling South African American romantic fiction writer. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband, born in Cape Town, South Africa, Adair moved to the United States in her early 20s and settled in San Francisco, where she opened a business as an interior designer. Adair and her husband, David, have two daughters, they keep two standard schnauzers, Max and Chase, who compete nationally in agility trials, in 2000, Adair published Kiss and Tell, the second of what was to become her popular T-FLAC series with Ballantine. The series involves operatives in Terrorist Force Logistical Assault Command, a fictional secret counter-terrorist force. In 2007, she added a new psi unit to the T-FLAC series, Adair has received a number of awards during her career. She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award given by Romance Writers of America and her book Hide and Seek tied at number eight with author Nora Roberts for Romance Writers of America Top Ten Books of the Year in 2001. Her awards include the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense from Romantic Times for her novel Hot Ice in 2005 and for Best Contemporary Romance for her book Kiss and she has also won a Romance Journal Frances Award for Best Category Romance with Seducing Mr. Right 2001. Adairs books have appeared on the lists of Publishers Weekly, USA TodayCherry Adair – Cherry Wilkinson
2. Greg Albertyn – Greg Albertyn is a South African former World Champion motocross racer. He is now a real estate developer in Riverside, California, affectionately nicknamed Albee, Greg won several South African and Dutch national motocross championships before moving onto the World Motocross Championship Grands Prix. Based in Europe, Greg and Belgian Stefan Everts had a rivalry in the early part of their careers. Greg won the 125cc World Championship in 1992, and moved to the 250cc class for 1993, Greg won that premier class in his first attempt. He successfully defended his championship in 1994, by that time he was already fielding offers to race in America for the AMA National motocross and supercross championships. Suzuki team manager Roger DeCoster hand picked Albertyn to return his team to the top, Supercross racing was completely foreign to Albertyn, and as he crashed his way through that series, his injuries hampered him for the outdoors where he was expected to shine. He did score a handful of podiums, showing his potential,1996 was more of the same, with Albertyn only scoring a handful of top ten finishes in supercross. However, he did manage to stay relatively injury-free, and by the time the outdoors rolled around, Albertyn scored his first win at Unadilla, teamed with Jeremy McGrath on Suzuki for 1997, Albertyn greatly improved his supercross technique, and had finally begun to adapt. He won the Supercross season opener in Los Angeles, and scored many other podium finishes and he won the Hangtown National and was very competitive outdoors, but DNFs riddled his season. For 98, Albertyn improved his consistency to finish second outdoors behind Doug Henry,1999 would be Albertyns greatest year. It was the first premier-class championship for Suzuki in almost 20 years, Albertyn broke his femur at the 2000 Atlanta supercross. He hastily returned to defend his title with the rod still in his freshly healed bone. He was very competitive, but could not hold off the emergence of Ricky Carmichael, Albertyn announced his retirement at the end of the season. Today he works as a developer, and still rides regularly. Albertyn was one of the investors in Pole Position Raceway. Periodically, he out of retirement to race select events. In the last 3 years, hes scored top ten finishes in one of his outings, such as the 2003 Glen Helen NationalGreg Albertyn – Left to right: Jeremy McGrath, Greg Albertyn, Ken Faught, Steve Hatch
3. Israel Alter – Israel Alter was an Austrian-Hungarian Jewish cantor and last chief cantor in Hanover, Germany. The well traveled composer was regarded as the one Chasanim, the cantor of the cantors, Israel Alter was the son of the merchant Abraham Juda Alter and his wife Frajda Alter, born Klein. He had a brother who also became cantor. Israel was married to Anna Brenner, their children Eleasar and Klara, annas siblings were Hermann Hersch Sobel-Brenner, David Sobel-Brenner and Regina Brenner with whom the Alter family lived under one roof at the Ohestraße 6 in Hanover, Germany, until their expulsion. At this address a memorial site has established and on November 12,2013 seven Stolpersteine have been installed, for this occasion family members from Canada. Israel Alter was the uncle of cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner and he is related to Bernhard Maissner, his wife Regina Rivka Richter and their children Issac, Rosa and Isodor. For these last seven family members mentioned seven remembrance stones were installed on November 12,2013. Israel Alter studied Talmud in Lemberg and Vienna, at the age of 20 he received his first posting as a cantor at the synagogue called Vereinssynagoge Brigittenauer Tempel. During the time of the Weimar Republic Israel Alter took the post of cantor at the Neue Synagogue in Hanover. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, anti-Semitic and organized and discriminatory laws and dictatorship also came to Hanover, for this reason Israel Alter immigrated in 1935 first to South Africa. He became cantor of the largest synagogue of Johannesburg, the synagogue of the United Hebrew Congregation, in 1961, Alter immigrated to USA, where he worked as cantor in New York. Among the inheritances of Israel Alter was a book containing a collection of newspaper clips of concert reviews in several languages. Also found were recordings of historical importance of Alters singing. 40 records from as early as 1930 were found, including a recording of the Prayer for the Souls, a dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War I. Alters daughter, who lived in Tel Aviv, inherited the records in 1979, the records subsequently became the property of Alters nephew, cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner, who works as cantor in Toronto. The records were supposed find a home where they originated from,2013 Villa Seligmann presented at the occasion of the week-long remembrance events called Autumn days of Jewish Music 2013 the exhibition Israel Alter the last chief cantor of Hanover. The European Centre for Jewish Music has produced a three series of CDs from the original recordings of Israel Alter. In, Neue Presse, November 7,2013, page 19 Horst Weber, Stefan Drees, Israel Alter Collection, in, New York, München, Saur,2005, ISBN 3-598-23747-2, ppIsrael Alter – In 2013 many students from the vocational school that is located at Ohestraße, participated at the installation of the Stolpersteine
4. Kevin Anderson (tennis) – Kevin Anderson is a South African professional tennis player. He became the top-ranked male South African player on 10 March 2008 after making the final at the 2008 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas and he achieved his career-high ranking of World No.10 on 12 October 2015. He is the first South African to be ranked in the top 10 since Wayne Ferreira was No.10 on 5 May 1997. On 6 February 2011, he defeated Somdev Devvarman in his hometown of Johannesburg to capture the South African Open title for his first ATP-level event title and his second ATP title came at the Delray Beach Open in 2012 when he defeated Marinko Matosevic. Anderson won his third ATP250 championship in 2015 at the Winston-Salem Open with a victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Anderson has represented South Africa in both Davis Cup and Hopman Cup play, as well as in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Kevin has played three seasons of college tennis in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and he was a three-time All-American in singles and two-time All-American in doubles. During his sophomore year, he won the doubles championship with playing partner Ryan Rowe. He also finished the year with a ranking of No.902. In November, Anderson entered his third pro tournament and won the Botswana F1 to push his ranking to No.769. He followed that up the two weeks in South Africa, reaching the final in F1 and the semifinals in F2 to finish the year ranked No.665 in singles from just 3 tournaments. At age 19, Anderson continued to play at the Futures level, exclusively in the United States, in November, he played his first Challenger event in Champaign, qualifying and beating No.192 Jan-Michael Gambill in the first round. He finished the year ranked No.766, in 2005, Anderson played his first pro tournaments of the year in June, again in the United States, reaching the finals of USA F13 and F21. He returned to Champaign again in November, beating No.107 Kevin Kim to reach his first Challenger quarterfinal and he finished the year ranked No.517. In doubles, he won a pair of USA Futures back to back in June, in 2006, Anderson again waited until June to play his first tournaments. He repeated as a finalist in USA F12, and then won USA F13 before qualifying two weeks later in the Winnetka Challenger and reaching the final to push his ranking to No.310. He recorded his first win over an opponent in the qualifying for the ATP tournament in New Haven, beating No.88 Chris Guccione. Andersons most interesting result in 2007 was in September in the Challenger in New Orleans and his Challenger success in New Orleans helped him to career-high rankings at the end of 2007 of No.221 in singles and No.398 in doubles. Anderson began 2008 with a bit of success, reaching the quarters of the Challenger in New Caledonia before qualifying in his first Grand Slam attempt in AustraliaKevin Anderson (tennis) – Kevin Anderson
5. Pearl Argyle – Pearl Argyle was a South African ballet dancer and actress. Remembered today primarily for her beauty, she appeared in leading roles with English ballet companies in the 1930s and later performed in stage musicals. Pearl Wellman, the daughter of Ernest James Wellman and Mary Wellman, was born in Johannesburg, the city the Transvaal province. Located on the plateau known as the Highveld, it is the largest city in the world not situated on a river, lake. Nothing is known of what brought the Wellman family to the city or what, if any, there she was known as Pearl Argyle by other students and members of Ramberts Ballet Club, the performing group from which Ballet Rambert was to evolve. Among other club members at the time was the emerging choreographer Frederick Ashton, at the time that Argyle studied at the Rambert Ballet School, Ashton was the principal dancer of its performing group as well as a budding choreographer. He recalled that she was a shy woman, subject to blushing when addressed, but was a charming person. Like most people, he was struck by her good looks. He likened her to movie actress Greta Garbo and called her the most beautiful woman of her generation and she soon became his muse, inspiring him to create roles for her in a number of his early ballets. She was an important member of Ramberts group of student performers in the late 1920s and of the subsequent Ballet Club, subsequently, she was a principal dancer with the Vic-Wells Ballet from 1936 to 1938. Among the leading roles she danced during these years were the following, the Fairy Queen, opera by Henry Purcell, with dances by Marie Rambert and Frederick Ashton. Roles, Dance of the Followers of Night, an attendant on Summer, nymphs and Shepherds, choreography by Frederick Ashton, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Roles, Passepied, with William Chappell, Gavotte Joyeuse, with Andrée Howard and Harold Turner, and Courante, with Andrée Howard, Harold Turner, Leda, choreography by Frederick Ashton and Marie Rambert, music by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Later revised as Leda and the Swan, with choreography by Ashton alone, the Ballet of Mars and Venus, choreography by Marie Rambert, music by Domenico Scarlatti, orchestrated by Constant Lambert. Capriol Suite, choreography by Frederick Ashton, music by Peter Warlock, roles, Basse Danse and Pieds en lAir, both with other members of the ensemble. A Florentine Picture, choreography by Frederick Ashton, music by Arcangelo Corelli, La Péri, choreography by Frederick Ashton, music by Paul Dukas. Façade, choreography by Frederick Ashton, music by William Walton, role, Valse, with Diana Gould, Maude Lloyd, and Prudence Hyman. In a 1935 production for the Vic-Wells Ballet, Argyle created the role of The Maiden in Country Dance, with Richard Ellis as A Yokel, the Lady of Shallot, ballet by Frederick Ashton, after the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, music by Jean SibeliusPearl Argyle – Pearl Argyle
6. Dorothy Bernard – Dorothy Bernard was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 87 films between 1908 and 1956 and she was born Nora Dorothy Bernard in Port Elizabeth, British Cape Colony, now part of South Africa, to William H Bernard and Roy Elizabeth Ayrd. Her father was from Auckland, New Zealand, and her mother was born in Sligo, although her birth date is listed as July 25,1890 in many biographies, her death certificate and U. S. passport both state her birth date as June 25,1890. An only child, she spent her years in Portland, Oregon where her father, William H. Bernard. As a child actress, Bernard appeared in plays in Portland under Dot Bernard in the Baker Theater Company. Her stepmother, actress Nan Ramsey, also appeared in several productions, in 1905, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, and her father accepted a position to manage the Balasco theater. She was married to actor, A. H. Van Buren, on July 5,1909 in Washington D. C. and they had a daughter named Marjorie Midge Van Buren born on June 30,1910 in Jamaica. Dorothy Bernard at the Internet Movie Database Dorothy Bernard at AllMovieDorothy Bernard – ca. 1915
7. Keith D. Black – Keith D. Black is a financier, screenwriter and former DNA magazine model, who was born in South Africa and grew up from a young age in San Diego, California. He has dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States and he is best known as the heir apparent to the Black family, described in the early 1990s as one of Great Britains most influential entertainment and political dynasties. Black is recognized for co-writing Princess and House of God and he is the COO of an asset management firm. Black was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980, his father Anthony Black was born in Ireland and he has an older sister Tracy. In the early 1980s, when Keith was a child, his family immigrated to San Diego. Black grew up there and attended King Williams College the highly affluent International Baccalaureate HMC school situated near Castletown on the Isle of Man, Black attended the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated. He later earned an MFA from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles and he also earned a business degree from Harvard University and joined his father in a financial firm. His paternal grandfather Roy Keith Black was the Managing Director in the 1950s of a UK public company specializing in television rentals and he later helped to establish broadcasting in Southern Africa. In 1981, Solomon and Peres was acquired by Decca Records, in 1918, Blacks mothers family began Blumberg Export and Import, a small timber business in South Africa. Eventually, it developed as the largest timber manufacturer in continental Africa, a portion of downtown Johannesburg is named after Blacks maternal great-grandparents. In 1993 The London Times featured an article on Blacks grandfather, Roy Keith Black and his political and it described the extended Black family, together with the Solomons and Oppenheims, as one of the most influential dynasties in Great Britain. Anthony Black worked in film and television distribution before becoming Senior Vice President, from 1972–1981, Anthony Black ran International Distribution for Norman Lears Tandem Productions. He was considered a pioneer in South Africa Broadcasting, distributing All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Black was frequently used to showcase swimwear apparel. In 2004 while attending the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Black met Jessica Janos and they partnered on several small projects, most notably the short film, Princess. Co-written by the two, it features the daughter of a maid who is raised by a wealthy white South African family in Johannesburg. Their film attracted the attention of Fred Roos, Janos helped to raise close to $500,000 to fund the short. Black and Janos shot their film in both Los Angeles and Johannesburg, which added to the cost of the project. It was featured in Daily Variety and The Los Angeles Times as the most expensive student film ever made, the film earned praise after being shownKeith D. Black – Black Family Official Crest
8. Kady Brownell – Kady Brownell was a vivandière who helped the Union army during the American Civil War. She went with her husband when he joined a Rhode Island regiment and she fought in battle and helped the injured. At the First Battle of Bull Run, she held the flag high even as Confederate bullets were flying, Kady Brownell was born in 1842 in a tent on a British army camp in Kaffraria, South Africa of a French mother and Scottish father. Her father, Col. George Southwell, was on maneuvers at the time and she was named after her fathers friend, Sir James Kady. Her frail mother died shortly after her birth and she was adopted raised by a couple until they immigrated to Providence, Rhode Island, where she was then raised by family and friends. In the early 1860s, Kady worked as a weaver in the mills of Providence, with the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Robert joined the 1st Rhode Island Infantry. Brownell was determined to serve with him and she approached Governor Sprague who agreed to take her along to Washington and there met up with Robert. Colonel Ambrose Burnside, the commander, appointed her a Daughter of the Regiment. She was a participant in the First Battle of Bull Run. Brownell remained in New Bern after the battle, aiding her injured husband, upon his recovery, he was deemed unfit for battle, and not wanting to fight without her husband, both Brownells were discharged. Following the Civil War, Brownell was the female to receive discharge papers from the Union Army. In September 1870, she became a member of Elias Howe Jr. Post #3 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She applied for a pension in 1882, and received her $8.00 per month allotment starting in 1884, Brownell died on January 5th,1915 at the Womens Relief Corps home in Oxford, New York. A funeral service was held for her in New York City on January 7 and she is buried in Providences North Burial Ground. However, her husband is buried in a grave site in East Harrisburg Cemetery. Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War and she Went to the Field, Women Soldiers of the Civil WarKady Brownell – Kady Brownell
9. Zola Budd – Zola Pieterse is a middle-distance and long-distance runner who trained at Aldershot, Farnham & District AC. She competed at the 1984 Olympic Games for Great Britain and the 1992 Olympic Games for South Africa, in 1984 and 1985, she broke the world record in the womens 5000 metres. She was also a winner at the World Cross Country Championships. Budds career was unusual in that she trained and raced barefoot. Since 2008 she has been living in South Carolina with her three children, competing at marathons and ultramarathons and she volunteers as assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. Budd, who was born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, achieved fame in 1984, at the age of 17, in 1985 she claimed the world record officially, while representing Great Britain, clocking 14,48.07. With a strong push from the Daily Mail, British citizenship was granted in short order and her application and arrival was controversial due to her acquiring a passport under preferential circumstances. Shortly afterwards Budd was forced to out of a 1500 metres race in Crawley, Sussex. She ran her first competitive race on the track at Central Park in Dartford, Kent. 2.6 seconds in a race shown live on the BBCs Grandstand programme and she ran in further races in Britain, including the UK Championships 1500m and the 3000m in the UK Olympic trials, which she won in 8 mins. Earning a place on the British Olympic team, in the 2000m at Crystal Palace in July 1984 she set a new world record of 5 mins. Commenting during the race for the BBC, David Coleman exclaimed, Decker set a fast pace from the gun with Budd in close pursuit, followed by Puică and Britains Wendy Smith-Sly. When the pace slowed just past the point, Budd took the lead on the straight. Setting the pace, she herself, Decker, Smith-Sly. Running as a group was a situation for Budd and Decker. At 1700 metres, the first collision occurred, Decker came into contact with one of Budds legs, knocking Budd slightly off balance. However, both maintained their close position. Five strides on, at time of 4,58, Budd and Decker again made contact, with Budds left foot brushing Deckers thigh, causing Budd to lose her balanceZola Budd – Zola Pieterse, 2012
10. Eileen Claussen – Claussen is an American climate and energy policy administrator, diplomat, and lobbyist. She held senior posts at the U. S. Department of State, National Security Council and she then launched the centers successor organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, in 2011, and retired as president of C2ES in 2014. Claussen grew up in South Africa, where she developed an interest in the environment and she received her B. A. from George Washington University, and her M. A. in English from the University of Virginia. She began her career with positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Boise Cascade, between 1987 and 1993, Claussen was Director of the Office of Atmospheric Programs for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Claussen was instrumental in negotiating and implementing the Montreal Protocol which curbed the production of CFCs, norma M. Riccucci argues that Claussen was extremely effective in the Montreal Protocol negotiations because of her open, frank, and trustworthy style. Claussen was credited as being a representative of the United States in international negotiations. Liz Cook of Friends of the Earth argued that Claussen was a representative for the United States because she was seen as less arrogant in negotiations than other U. S. representatives. Between 1993 and 1996, Claussen served as a Special Assistant to the President, from 1996 to 1998, Claussen served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. She served as an adviser to the President and the Secretary of State, Claussen regularly testifies before the United States Congress and meets with other key stakeholders to share ideas for addressing climate change. In fact, the joint statement of the BELC states, “We believe that the response must be cost-effective, global and equitable, and also allow for economic growth based on market principles. ”In November 2011, Claussen launched the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Bob Perciasepe, a former EPA deputy administrator, became C2ES president in August 2014, in 2015, Claussen was named Executive-in-Residence at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. S. Commodity Future Trading Commission’s Advisory Committee and she is the recipient of the Department of State’s Career Achievement Award and the Distinguished Executive Award for Sustained Extraordinary Accomplishment. She also served as the Timothy Atkeson Scholar in Residence at Yale UniversityEileen Claussen – Eileen Claussen
11. Jean Comaroff – Jean Comaroff is Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University. She is an expert on the effects of colonialism on people in Southern Africa, until 2012, Jean was the Bernard E. & Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and she received her B. A. in 1966 from the University of Cape Town and her Ph. D. in 1974 from London School of Economics. She has been a University faculty member since 1978, in collaboration with her husband John Comaroff, as well as on her own, Comaroff has written extensively on colonialism, and hegemony based on fieldwork conducted in southern Africa and Great Britain. Comaroff also serves as a member of the Editorial Collective of the journal Public Culture, an important recent book that she wrote with John Comaroff is Theory from the South, which among other things covers how Euro-America is evolving towards Africa. Jean Comaroff was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, shortly after World War II and her father, a Jewish South African doctor, joined the British Army Medical Corps while studying abroad to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Her mother was a convert to Judaism, born to a Lutheran German family that had emigrated to South Africa in the nineteenth century. Dr. Comaroffs parents returned to South Africa when she was ten months old, while the family supported local political unrest, her father kept a low-profile due to his role running a local clinic. Her mother was involved in community work, including running soup kitchens and night-school, in late 1960s, she and her husband, anthropologist John Comaroff moved to Great Britain to pursue a PhD in anthropology. Both Jean and John Comaroff were faculty members at the University of Chicago between 1979 and 2012, for full interview, see 2008 interview with Kalman Applbaum. The fascinating thing is that anthropology is anti-hegemonic in many of the questions it asks, but the ideas produced within anthropology are still generative far beyond the discipline. Nov.20081985 Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance, The Culture,2007 Beyond the Politics of Bare Life, AIDS and the Global Order. Joint Publications,1991 Of Revelation and Revolution Vol I, Christianity, Colonialism,1992 Ethnography and the Historical Imagination. 1997 Of Revelation and Revolution Vol II, The Dialectics of Modernity on a South African Frontier,2000 Millennial Capitalism, First Thoughts on a Second Coming. 2006 Law and Disorder in the Postcolony University of Chicago Press,2006 The Portraits of an Ethnographer as a Young Man, The Photography of Isaac Schapera in Old Botswana. 2007 Picturing a Colonial Past, The African Photographs of Isaac Schapera,2009 Ethnicity, Inc.24, pp. 148–1702012 Theory from the South, Or, How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa. University of Chicago Faculty Bio Harvard University Faculty bioJean Comaroff – Prof. Jean Comaroff in Cape Town, South Africa, February 2009
12. Allan McLeod Cormack – Allan MacLeod Cormack was a South African American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on X-ray computed tomography. Cormack was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and he attended Rondebosch Boys High School in Cape Town, where he was active in the debating and tennis teams. He received his B. Sc. in physics in 1944 from the University of Cape Town and he was a research student at Cambridge University from 1947–49, and while at Cambridge he met his future wife, Barbara Seavey, an American physics student. After marrying Seavey, he returned to the University of Cape Town in early 1950 to lecture, following a sabbatical at Harvard in 1956-57, the couple agreed to move to the United States, and Cormack became a professor at Tufts University in the fall of 1957. Cormack became a citizen of the United States in 1966. Although he was working on particle physics, Cormacks side interest in x-ray technology led him to develop the theoretical underpinnings of CT scanning. This work was initiated at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital in early 1956 and his results were subsequently published in two papers in the Journal of Applied Physics in 1963 and 1964. These papers generated little interest until Hounsfield and colleagues built the first CT scanner in 1971, for their independent efforts, Cormack and Hounsfield shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was member of the International Academy of Science, in 1990, he was awarded the National Medal of Science. Cormack died of cancer in Massachusetts at age 74 and he was posthumously awarded the Order of Mapungubwe on the 10 December 2002 for outstanding achievements as a scientist and for co-inventing the CT scanner. Nobel Prize Biography Imagining the Elephant by CL VaughanAllan McLeod Cormack – 1901–1925
13. Kevin Curren – Kevin Melvyn Curren is a former professional tennis player. He played in two Grand Slam singles finals and won four Grand Slam doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No.5, Curren became a naturalized American citizen in April 1985. Curren played both tennis and cricket at Glenwood High School in Durban and he also quickly rose among the ranks as a junior at Montclair Lawn Tennis Club in Montclair, Durban. At college he played tennis for the University of Texas at Austin in the United States and he turned professional later that year, and won his first top-level singles title in 1981 in Johannesburg. It went on to be his only 4th round loss in 35 Grand Slam tournaments appearances. In 1984, Curren powered his way through the draw and played Mats Wilander in the final of the Australian Open, Wilander won the match, played on the grass courts at Kooyong, in four sets, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2. In 1985, Curren became an American citizen, and reached the final at Wimbledon with the help of coaching from Tony Roche. 1 John McEnroe in the quarterfinals, 6–2, 6–2, 6–4, Curren was the first player to beat both legends in the same Grand Slam event. In the final, he lost in four sets to Boris Becker, 3–6, 7–6, 6–7, 4–6, the final was very heated and intense, and Becker sent several hostile glares to Curren before and after points. On one of the final change-overs, Becker even bumped Currens shoulder as they passed one another, Curren was the last American man to reach the final at Wimbledon until Andre Agassi did so seven years later in 1992. Though he never won a Grand Slam singles title, Curren did win four Grand Slam doubles titles, in 1981, he won the US Open mixed doubles, and in 1982 he won the Wimbledon mixed doubles and both mens doubles and mixed doubles at the US Open. During his career, Curren won five singles titles and 26 doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No.5 in singles and World No.3 in doubles and his career prize-money earnings totaled $3,055,510. His final career title came in 1989 at Frankfurt. Curren retired from the tour in 1993. Since retiring from the tour, Curren has served as captain of South Africas Davis Cup team, Kevin Curren at the Association of Tennis Professionals Kevin Curren at the International Tennis FederationKevin Curren – Kevin Curren
14. Cliff Drysdale – Eric Clifford Cliff Drysdale is a former top-ranked professional tennis player of the 1960s and early 1970s who became a well-known tennis announcer. He was one of the Handsome Eight, a group of players signed by Lamar Hunt in 1968 for the newly formed professional World Championship Tennis group. He became President of the Association of Tennis Professionals when it was formed by Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, Drysdale was ranked World No.4 in 1965 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. Drysdale won the title at the Dutch Open in Hilversum in 1963 and 1964. In 1965 he won the title at the German Championships by defeating Boro Jovanović in the final. During his Open era career, Drysdale captured five singles titles and he defeated Rod Laver in the fourth round of the first US Open in 1968. He was a pioneer of the two-handed backhand which he used to effect in the 1960s. He became a naturalized United States citizen after retiring as a player, today, he serves as a tennis commentator on ESPN. He is the founder of Cliff Drysdale Tennis which specializes in resort, hotel, in 1998 Drysdale won the William M. Johnston Award for contribution to men’s tennis, given by the USTA. In 2013 Drysdale was elected into the International Tennis Hall of FameCliff Drysdale – Drysdale at the 1966 Davis Cup in the Netherlands
15. Louis Dunn – Louis Gerhardus Dunn was a South African-born engineer who played a key role in the development of early American missiles and launch vehicles. Dunn received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. During that time the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech, a prestigious aeronatuical engineering research facility, was led by Theodore von Kármán, by 1943 Dunn had joined the Caltech faculty and become a naturalized U. S. citizen. In 1943 and 1944, von Kármán and Frank Malina, who had been doing research at GALCIT. Malina hired Dunn to be the assistant director of JPL in 1945, Dunn took over as acting director when Malina left and was formally appointed as director in 1947. Dunn resigned from this position in 1954, william Hayward Pickering, who had been project manager for the Corporal missile under Dunn, succeeded him as JPL director. After leaving JPL Dunn led the Atlas missile program at the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, in 1963 he moved to Aerojet General, and he died in 1979Louis Dunn – Dr. Dunn is shown doing last minute adjustments on a Corporal missile at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, shortly before it is launched.
16. Fritz Joubert Duquesne – Frederick Fritz Joubert Duquesne, sometimes Du Quesne, was a South African Boer and German soldier, big-game hunter, journalist, and a spy. He fought on the side of the Boers in the Second Boer War and he gathered human intelligence, led spy rings and carried out sabotage missions as a covert field asset in South Africa, Great Britain, Central and South America, and the United States. He went by many aliases, fictionalized his identity and background on multiple occasions, as a Boer spy he was known as the Black Panther, in World War II he operated under the code name DUNN, and in FBI files he is frequently referred to as The Duke. He was captured, convicted, and escaped several prisons, during the Second Boer War, from 1899 to 1902, Duquesne was captured and imprisoned three times by the British and once by the Portuguese, and each time he escaped. After a failed attempt to escape prison in Cape Town, he was sent to prison in Bermuda, in World War I, he became a spy and ring leader for Germany and during this time he sabotaged British merchant ships in South America with concealed bombs and destroyed several. He sometimes purchased insurance on merchandise he shipped on the vessels he sabotaged, abraham made his living as a hunter who also frequently traveled to sell skins, tusks, and horns, and he hired local natives to work the farm. He had two siblings, his sister Elsbet and his brother Pedro. As a youth, Fritz Duquesne became a hunter like his father and his hunting skills proved useful not only in the African veld, but also later in life when he would publish articles about and give lectures on big-game hunting. It was during one of his hunting trips that Duquesne became interested in panthers. He observed a black panther patiently waiting motionless for the time to strike while cautious African Buffalo approached. The panther became his totem and its hunting style also became his, at age 12, Fritz Duquesne killed his first man, a Zulu who attacked his mother. He used the mans assegai short sword to him in the stomach. Not long after the killing, a war party from a Bantu-speaking tribe attacked the area near Nylstroom, the Duquesne family, along with six other settler families, fought a long gun battle against the Impi and Fritz Duquesne shot and killed several. When the fighting ended, his Uncle Koos, his wife, when he was 13, he was sent to school in England. When war broke out in 1899, Duquesne returned to South Africa to join the Boer commandos as a lieutenant attached to the staff of Commandant General Piet Joubert in Pretoria. He was wounded with a bullet through his shoulder at the Siege of Ladysmith. Duquesne was captured by the British at the Battle of Colenso, a final tally showed that about 1.5 million pounds of gold bullion was removed from the South African Mint and National Bank between 29 May and 4 June 1900. Duquesne was in command of one of large shipments of gold that was sent by wagon, howeverFritz Joubert Duquesne – Captain Duquesne, Boer Army picture. ca. 1900
17. Ian Fraser (playwright) – Ian Fraser is a South African playwright, writer, comedian, anti-Apartheid activist, artist, anarchist, and social agitator, now living in the USA. He began as South Africas first street-level comedian, ranting-verse poet and he has consistently been a pro-democracy, anti-establishment voice, both under Apartheid and under the new dispensation in South Africa. Fraser has won awards for his plays, including the 1992 Amstel Playwright of the Year Award. His comedic work has been compared with that of Americans Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks, and his writing to that of Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs. Critics characterised Frasers work as alternatively swinging between brutality and violence, and delicacy, sensitivity and grace, alongside his plays, Fraser also performed eight one-man satire shows, primarily at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in South Africa, Africas largest Arts Festival. His works repeatedly won the coveted Pick of the Fringe award, born Brent Haupt, Fraser did not finish high school or complete any formal training. After being conscripted in the then South African Defence Force, for a period, he began to write. Frasers experiences in the South African Defence Force provided much of the background for his first novel, in 1994, he began writing as an Internet technology columnist for the Johannesburg daily newspaper, The Star. He later wrote a weekly Frasers Razor column for the Mail, from 1994, he gradually became regarded as one of the leading voice-over talents in South Africa. He was an official voice for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. One of his popular TV ads for a chain in South Africa has emerged on YouTube. Fraser was threatened with police and legal action because of one of his blog postings. This short work stands as one of the harshest satiric attacks ever on the ruling African National Congress government, the government was not amused, and only timely intervention by the Freedom of Expression Institute on Frasers behalf prevented charges of treason and sedition. In April 2006, Fraser relocated to the United States, where he is now a legal resident and he is writing novels and raising children. The University of Wisconsins Oshkosh Theater, staged Dogs of the Blue Gods and he won the AcidTheatres Freedom of Speech Monologue Competition 2007, in the UK, for Putting the Fun Back into School Shootings. It was staged in Scotland in 2008, retitled for legal reasons, the National English Literary Museum in Grahamstown, South Africa, contains a large collection of Frasers papers and writings, as part of their collection of South African writers and playwrights. In July 2009, his Dogs of the Blue Gods play was staged at Brown University at Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, (Staged at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg. South Africa Pick of the Fringe Award Grahamstown Arts Festival, South Africa CNA Literary Awards nominee Debut section, for My Own Private OrchestraIan Fraser (playwright) – Ian Fraser. Free People's Concert. South Africa
18. Elizabeth Furse – Elizabeth Furse is a small business owner and former faculty member of Portland State University. She was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999 and she is a Democrat, and was the first naturalized American born in Africa to win election to the United States Congress. Furse was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to British parents, inspired by her mother, she became an anti-apartheid activist in 1951, joining the first Black Sash demonstration in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to England in 1956, before moving to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, she involved in a womens self-help project in Watts. Moving to Seattle, Washington, in 1968, she involved in American Indian/Native American rights causes including fishing. She became a United States citizen in 1972, two years later, she graduated from The Evergreen State College. In 1978, she settled in the Portland, Oregon, area. In 1986, she co-founded the Portland-based Oregon Peace Institute, establishing a mission to develop and she was elected to Congress in 1992, defeating State Treasurer Tony Meeker, in a year where the number of women in the House grew from 29 to 48. The Congressional Diabetes Caucus has since grown to be the largest health-related Caucus in Congress, later in 1996 Furse won 52% of the vote in a rematch with Witt. She declined to seek reelection in 1998, explaining that the job is public service, Furse and partner John C. Platt own Helvetia Vineyards in Helvetia, Oregon, the couple planted grapes in 1982, and started their winery in 1992. As of 2007 the vineyard is home to both pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, since retiring from Congress in 1999, she served as Director of the Institute for Tribal Government at Portland State University. Her continued involvement in Native American affairs has also brought her attention during recent U. S. Senate campaigns for her high-profile endorsements of Senator Gordon Smith. Her continued support during the 2008 campaign included praise for Smith as one of the first to stand up to George Bush, in 2014, Furse stood for election to the Washington County Board of Commissioners in District 4, but lost the race to incumbent Commissioner Bob Terry. She ran with the endorsements of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Governors Barbara Roberts, biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States CongressElizabeth Furse – Elizabeth Furse
19. Arun Manilal Gandhi – Arun Manilal Gandhi is an Indian-American socio-political activist, and the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi through his second son Manilal. Although he has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather as an activist, Arun Gandhi grew up on his grandfathers ashram, a small, remote settlement in South Africa. Eventually, crowds of children and their parents started showing up for his lessons, which is when Gandhi learned about compassion, Arun Manilal Gandhi considers himself to be a Hindu but expresses universalist views. Gandhi has worked closely with Christian priests and his philosophies are strongly influenced by Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, like his grandfather, he also believes in the concept of non-violence. In 1987, Arun Gandhi moved to the United States along with his wife, Sunanda and this study examined and contrasted the sorts of prejudices that existed in India, the U. S. and South Africa. Afterward they moved to Memphis, Tennessee and founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence hosted by the Christian Brothers University and this institute was dedicated to applying the principles of nonviolence at both local and global scales. For his work at the Institute, Gandhi was presented with the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. In 1996, he cofounded the Season for Nonviolence as a celebration of the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. In 2003 Gandhi was one of the signatories to Humanism and Its Aspirations, in late 2007, Gandhi co-taught a course entitled Gandhi on Personal Leadership and Nonviolence at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. In late 2008, Gandhi returned to Salisbury University to co-teach a course entitled The Global Impact of Gandhi, in 2007, after the passing of his wife, the institute moved to Rochester, New York, and is currently located on the University of Rochester River Campus. Gandhi quit soon after and has not returned to the institute in any capacity since then, Gandhi has given many speeches about nonviolence in many countries. During his tour to Israel, he urged the Palestinians to resist Israeli occupation peacefully to assure their freedom. In August 2004, Gandhi proposed to the Palestinian Parliament a peaceful march of 50,000 refugees across the Jordan River to return to their homeland, Gandhi also claimed that the fate of Palestinians is ten times worse than that of blacks in South African Apartheid. Maybe the Israeli army would shoot and kill several and they may kill 200 men, women and children. And that would shock the world, the world will get up and say, What is going on. On October 12,2009 Gandhi visited the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh to talk to P7s from all over Eastlothian in Scotland, on November 11,2009 Gandhi visited Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee to speak and spread his message of peace. On November 13,2009 Gandhi visited Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tennessee to speak, on November 16,2010 Gandhi visited The University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming to speak and spread his message of peace. On March 2,2011, Arun Gandhi spoke at the East West Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu and he spoke about Nonviolence, A Means for Social ChangeArun Manilal Gandhi – Gandhi at a memorial service at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2012
20. Gavin Hood – Gavin Hood is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also directed the films X-Men Origins, Wolverine, Enders Game, Hood got his start directing when commissioned to make several short educational dramas for the South African Department of Health. His first commercial film was The Storekeeper. Hood co-produced and wrote the script for his first feature film, A Reasonable Man and he then directed the Polish language 2001 feature film In Desert and Wilderness when the original director fell ill. Tsotsi won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006, Hood was also nominated for the 2005 Non-European Film—Prix Screen International at the European Film Awards for his work on the film. In 2000, Variety magazine named him as one of its Ten Directors to Watch and he directed Rendition, his first Hollywood feature, for New Line Cinema. He also directed the film X-Men Origins, Wolverine, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, prior to the films release, Gavin talked about the political undertones of the new Wolverine movie, Any movie that is simply about good versus evil. After all, the most famous line from Wolverine, the comics, is I am the best there is at what I do, in 2011, Hood began work at the helm of novelist Orson Scott Cards Enders Game. He wrote a draft of Cards screenplay and directed the film, Enders Game was released in U. S. theaters on 1 November 2013. Hood directed and acted in Eye in the Sky released on September 15,2015 at the TIFF in Toronto, Hood also acts occasionally, most notably in In Enemy Hands and the Stargate SG-1 episode Lockdown. In the early 90s, Hood made notable appearances in two martial arts films shot on location in South Africa. In American Kickboxer, he played the role of Ken. In Kickboxer 5, he played a German kickboxing champion who faces off, in his 2013 directorial project, Hood appeared as the voice and motion-capture performance of the Giant in the mind game of Enders Game. In the 2015 film Eye in the Sky, Hood plays Lieutenant Colonel Ed WalshGavin Hood – Hood at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
21. Liezel Huber – Liezel Huber is a professional tennis player from the United States, having been a naturalized American citizen since July 2007. Huber has won four Grand Slam titles in doubles with partner Cara Black, one with Lisa Raymond. On 12 November 2007, she became the co-World No.1 in doubles with Cara Black, on 19 April 2010, Huber became the sole No.1 for the first time in her career. At age 15, she moved from South Africa to the United States to attend the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, Huber has since resided in the U. S. She married Tony Huber, an American, in February 2000, in 2005, she started a foundation, Liezels Cause, to raise money and gather basic supplies to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She competed for the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in doubles, partnering with former World No.1 Lindsay Davenport, at the 2012 London Olympics, she teamed with Lisa Raymond. Together they reached the semi-finals, losing to Hlaváčková and Hradecká of the Czech Republic and they then lost the bronze medal match to Kirilenko and Petrova of Russia. In the mixed doubles she teamed with Bob Bryan but lost in the first round, Liezel Huber is primarily a doubles specialist, having achieved one of the best careers in this discipline. She has won 64 womens doubles titles in her career, of which 53 are on the WTA Tour and 11 on the ITF Womens Circuit. In singles, her greatest result in her career was reaching to the quarterfinals at the tournament in Pattaya City in 2001 and she participated in two Grand Slam singles main draws, losing to Lindsay Davenport in the second round of the 1998 French Open. She lost in the 1999 US Open first round to Raluca Sandu and her highest singles ranking was world no. 131, which she achieved on 29 March 1999 and she enjoyed the majority of her first eight years on tour on the ITF Circuit. Huber has been in the final of all four Grand Slams and she has won a total of five Grand Slam womens doubles titles with three partners in ten finals with four partners, and finished as a titlist in two of her five mixed doubles finals. Huber and her Zimbabwean partner Black made up what many experts regard as one of the greatest womens doubles teams in history between mid-2005. and early 2010. Together, the pair reached seven womens doubles finals, winning four, the duo won a total of 29 titles together on the WTA Tour. The partnership suddenly broke up in April 2010, Huber has also enjoyed success in mixed doubles, winning two titles with American mens doubles legend Bob Bryan, at the 2009 French Open and 2010 US Open. Huber has also enjoyed success in the Fed Cup national competition. She logged a 9–3 record on the South Africa Fed Cup team, with all, Huber is now a major member of the United States Fed Cup team, compiling a 6–2 record in doubles playLiezel Huber – Liezel Huber in action at Wimbledon 2013
22. Gregory Alan Isakov – Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he immigrated to the United States as a child, in Philadelphia, he began touring with a band at the age of 16, and later moved to Colorado. His music combines indie and folk, featuring instruments such as the guitar, some of his most popular songs include The Stable Song, Big Black Car, and Raising Cain. Isakov has spent his life traveling, and as a result, his travels have impacted his songwriting, his songs tell stories of miles and landscapes. Music has been a constant force in his life, as he says, Ive always had this sense about music and writing, I probably wouldnt do it if I felt any other way. He has been influenced most by the music of Leonard Cohen, Kelly Joe Phelps, Gregory has played at many music festivals held across the United States, Canada and Europe. Outside of music, he spends his working in his garden. In 2016, Gregory released an album with The Colorado Symphony, the artist and group toured across the United States. Isakov donated the proceeds to non-profit organizations that help further sustainable farming, the song Second Chances from the 2013 album The Weatherman plays towards the end of the sixth episode of the first season of the American drama television series Forever. The song Second Chances from the 2013 album The Weatherman was featured in the drama/mystery 2014 Veronica Mars movie, the song If I Go, Im Goin from This Empty Northern Hemisphere plays at the end of the fourth episode of season four of Showtimes Californication. The song She Always Takes It Black from The Weatherman was featured in season seven, the song Time Will Tell from The Weatherman was featured in a 2015 Subaru commercial. The song Suitcase Full of Sparks from The Weatherman was featured in episode 20 of season 3 of The Blacklist. The song Second Chances from the 2013 album The Weatherman plays towards the end of the short film One Man’s Mission to Revive the Last Redwood Forests by National Geographic Society, the song Amsterdam from the 2013 album The Weatherman was featured in episode 1 of season 6 of Girls. The song Second Chances from the 2013 album The Weatherman plays at the end of the first episode of the season of the American drama television series from Sundances Rectify. Official website Folk Radio UK SessionGregory Alan Isakov – Gregory Alan Isakov
23. Cecil Kellaway – Cecil Lawriston Kellaway was a South African character actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Luck of the Irish and Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, Cecil Kellaway was born on 22 August 1890 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was the son of English parents, Edwin John Kellaway, an architect and engineer, Edwin Kellaway had come to South Africa to help build the Houses of Parliament and was a good friend of Cecil Rhodes, who was Cecils godfather. He was interested in acting from an early age and he was educated at the Normal College, Cape Town, and in England at Bradford Grammar School. He studied engineering and on his return to South Africa was employed in an engineering firm, however the lure of acting was too strong and he became a full-time actor, making his debut in Potash and Perlmutter. He briefly served in the army in 1914 but was invalided out and he toured for three years through China, Japan, Siam, Borneo, Malaya, North and South Africa, and Europe. Kellaway arrived in Australia in 1921 under contract to J. C. Williamson Ltd and he had a notable success as the comic father of four daughters in A Night Out which he played in 1922,1924,1926, and 1931. He acted for Williamsons over sixteen years, mostly in musical comedies, Kellaway made his film debut in the lead of The Hayseeds, a popular local comedy. After receiving acclaim for his role in the Australian Cinesound film It Isnt Done, for which he also provided the original story, he was screen-tested by RKO Pictures. Kellaway returned to Australia for a second Cinesound film, Mr. Chedworth Steps Out and he was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for The Luck of the Irish in 1948 and Guess Whos Coming to Dinner in 1967. In 1959, he made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as chemist and murderer Darrell Metcalf in The Case of the Glittering Goldfish, in 1961, Kellaway guest-starred as MacKay in the episode Incident In The Middle of Nowhere on CBSs Rawhide. In 1964, he played Santa Claus in the Visions of Sugarplums episode of Bewitched, in 1967, Kellaway played the part of a lonely, megawealthy much older suitor of Ann Marie in an episode of That Girl. He also appeared as Admiral Snedecker in a1969 episode of The Ghost, Kellaway married Doreen Elizabeth Joubert in Johannesburg on 15 November 1919. His brother Alec Kellaway became an actor in his own right. His other brother Leion became ballet-master for Edouard Borovansky and the Australian Ballet and his cousins were fellow actors Edmund Gwenn and Arthur Chesney. Kellaway died after an illness at a West Los Angeles convalescent home on February 28,1973. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren and his interment was at Westwood Village Memorial Park CemeteryCecil Kellaway – from the trailer for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
24. Kasha Kropinski – Kasha Kropinski is a South African-born film and television actress, voice over artist and a classical ballerina. Kasha was born in South Africa, the daughter of Jacek Kropiński, Jacek is a filmmaker and Debbie is a former international model. Kasha started out at the age of 6, performing lead roles on stage with a Cape Town theatre troupe and her roles included Christopher Robin, Peter Rabbit, Noddy, Mowgli, Frankie Fox in Fantastic Mr Fox, earning high praise from theatre critics. At this time, Kasha also gained distinction in her Trinity College London Drama exams, concurrently, Kasha also performed in Ballet Eisteddfods and earned 5 gold medal awards. At the age of 9, Kasha and her parents moved to Los Angeles where she began doing guest roles on TV, Angel, Without a Trace, State of Grace, Crossing Jordan, ER, The Shield, Dirt, and Zoey 101. She also did ADR work for features Big Fish, The Hunted, The Village and she voiced the puppy Penny in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians II, Patchs London Adventure and Miss Holly in Disney’s Prep and Landing Holiday Special. She also continued with her ballet and danced roles in the 2003 and 2004 productions of the Nutcracker ballets, on graduating from Carpenter Avenue Elementary School in Studio City, she received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. Due to her ballet and acting schedule, she continued her schooling via a program where she was offered to join the National Honor Society. At the age of 11, Kasha was chosen to perform the role in the proposed Andrew Lippa musical, A Little Princess. When she returned to Los Angeles, she was cast in the South African film The Story of an African Farm, as one of the lead characters Lyndall, playing opposite Richard E. Grant and Armin Mueller-Stahl. This movie was based on the literary work by Olive Schreiner and filmed in the Little Karoo semi-desert outside Cape Town. She appeared in the 2009 movie Fame in the role of Ballerina, in the summer of 2009, Kasha attended the LAMDA summer school in London, England, and on returning to Los Angeles, danced two roles in the ballet Cinderella. She appeared in one to four. Harris The Village Big Fish The Cat in the Hat Official website Kasha Kropinski at the Internet Movie DatabaseKasha Kropinski – Kasha Kropinski
25. Molly Lamont – Molly Lamont was a British film actress. Lamont was born in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa and she began her career in British films in 1930 and for several years played small, often uncredited roles. Her roles began to improve by the mid-1930s, whilst resident in London and her other appearances include such popular films as The White Cliffs of Dover and Mr. Skeffington. She retired from acting in 1951 with more than fifty films to her credit, Lamont died on 7 July 2001 in Brentwood, Los Angeles at age 91. Any Strickland Somewhere Ill Find You as Nurse Winifred The Awful Truth as Barbara Vance A Doctors Diary as Mrs. C. The House Opposite as Doris The Wifes Family as Sally Old Soldiers Never Die as Ada Uneasy Virtue as Ada Shadows as Jill Dexter What a Night. as Nora Livingstone The Black Hand Gang Quinlan, David. ISBN 0-7134-7751-2 Hollywoods South African-born actors of the 1930s and 1940s Molly Lamont at the Internet Movie Database Molly Lamont at Find a GraveMolly Lamont – Molly Lamont in Scared to Death (1947)