Dora Sowden

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Dora Sowden (1907-1999). Music and film critic.


Born Dora Levitt in Johannesburg, she was a Wits Alumna, BA 1926, Honours in 1927 and awarded her Master of Arts in 1930.

She was the music and film critic of the Rand Daily Mail and she was married to Lewis Sowden. They left South Africa for Israel in 1966, where she died on 17 August 1999 at the age of 92.


Tucker, 1997.

Tribute written by Michael J. Hobson, Performing Arts Administration Wits University, published in The Citizen, 3 September 1999.

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