Lerina Erasmus] (1947-2018). Writer and actress.
Lerina was born in South West Africa (now Namibia) on 20 August, 1946 and having attended various primary schools in South Africa, she completed high school in Windhoek, before going to the University of Pretoria to study drama, and thereafter pursuing a career in the theatre, on radio and TV, as actress and later as writer.
She lived in Johannesburg for most of her life and was married to Gunther Schmikal and has one son, Stefan.
She died in Johannesburg on 20 August 2018 at the age of 72.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Radio, Film and TV
After the birth of her son, she began to focus on her writing, producing a range of radio series, such as Die Mannheim Sage, Hartjie my Liefie, Noodlotskoppelmaai, Solitaire and Vriendinne. Because of the success of Die Mannheim Sage, she was asked to rework it for TV for the 1986 Johannesburg centerary celebrations. This was followed by ''Moordspeletjies and the storylines of Glaskastele.
She has also published her scripts in novelised form (2006-2007).
1992 National Arts Festival Souvenir Programme, p. 65.
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.
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