Born and raised in Oudtshoorn. Married to the journalist C.J. Engelbrecht for 57 years. Died in Pretoria on 19 February 2005.
Her autobiography Herinneringe was published in 2003.
In 1948 Aletta moved to the SABC in Johannesburg?*. *Then moved back in 19**? Became an influential and popular radio actress and director in Cape Town.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Widely honoured for her contribution, i.a. by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, the FAK (1987) and the SA government (Order of Merit, 1992).
Ek Onthou vir Mamma theatre programme (NTO 1954) programme notes.
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