Dirk Illing

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Dirk Illing (b. Ladysmith, Natal **/**/1907 or 1908 - d. **/**/1969) was a farmer, businessman and once-off actor.


Dirk Cornelius Illing was a farmer in Natal when, in 1938, he was cast in the role of Halstead in the epic Die Bou van ‘n Nasie, directed by Joseph Albrecht and Andries A. Pienaar. It’s the only film in which he was involved, though in 1945 he married the divorced Binkie Cohen who, as Violet Woolls-Sampson, took the role of Flossie Mackenzie, the young girl who was adducted in the first film version of H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain (1919), directed by H. Lisle Lucoque. When they married his occupation was given as managing director.


Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm (1982)

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