Alton Kumalo (1939-2013). Actor, writer.
Alton was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and moved with his family to South Africa in the late 1950s.
He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1968 and became the first black actor to play Shakespearean roles there regularly before he left to found the groundbreaking Temba Theatre Company in 1972.
He died in the United Kingdom in 2013 at the age of 73.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
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