Barbara Kinghorn

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Barbara Kinghorn (born 1944) [1]. Actress, poet.


Barbara was born in Johannesburg on 21 November 1944. She was married to (and divorced from) Louis Ife and later British actor, Paul Jerrico [2], whom she also divorced.

After having lived and worked in England since about 1980, she retired from the theatre and settled in Spain.

In 1995 Black Swan published Barbara's autobiography entitled Miss McKirdy's Daughters will now Dance the Highland Fling.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Together with Christopher Galloway she starred in The Owl and the Pussycat, which was the opening production of the Academy Theatre in November 1967. It was directed by Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke.

She starred in the PACT production of Donald Howarth’s A Lily in Little India and Three Months Gone at the Alexander Theatre in 1973.

Louis Ife's comedy Till Bed Do Us Part was staged by Ife and Kinghorn at The Little Theatre, Corner House Building, Johannesburg, in November 1973 as the opening production of the theatre. It was directed by Rex Garner and starred Ife and Kinghorn.

She starred in the Toerien-Firth Company production of The Monkey Walk together with British actor Richard Warwick, later replaced by Paul Jericco, at the Barnato in 1977.

Paradise is Closing Down (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1978) Edinburgh Festival and London.

She also performed in One for the Pot, Uproar in the House, Back to Square One and as Clemmie in A Man and his Wife.

Awards, etc

In 1973 she won a Gallery Club Award for Best English Actress.


SACD 1973; 1974.

Tucker, 1997.

NELM catalogue.

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