Diane Todd

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Diane Todd (19*-) Singer and actress.

Biography

Born and trained in Britain, working in musicals, TV and some films. These include TV includes TV episodes of O.S.S. (1957), Dixon of Dock Green (1957), and The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour (1958) and full-length features such as Castle Dangerous (1958), The 6.5 Special (1958) , Two Guys Abroad (1962). She moved to South Africa in 1962. She is married to actor Robin Dolton.

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

She starred in ACT’s production of My Fair Lady, together with David Oxley, at the Empire Theatre in 1962.

Other roles include Guys and Dolls (JODS , 1965), Darling, I'm Home (Pieter Toerien , 1972), PACT’s The Sound of Music (1976).

In 1981 she and her husband Robin Dolton, brought Bob Wright and Chet Forrest out to oversee the world premiére of their musical I, Anastasia at the Alexander Theatre.

Awards, etc

Best Supporting Actress in a musical (The Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music), Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society, circa 2004.

Sources

Tucker, 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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