Born Fritz Wilhelm Boonzaier on 8 December 1901 in Vryburg, in the district of Victoria West. Had his schooling in Carnarvon and Houtbaai, Cape Town.
In December 1915 he began working for the newly founded Nasionale Pers Beperk, and would remain there for his whole working life. Initally working as a setter, he later became a chief proofreader and finally sales manager for the Nasionale Handelsdrukkery.
He soon evolved into a competent author, writing poetry and prose and plays. Best known perhaps for his plays, he was also considered a competent amateur actor, inter alia appearing in the charity performances put on for the lepers on Robben Island for more than 20 years.
Having retired because of illness at the end of August in 1959, he passed away at the age of 62 in 1963, leaving a wife and four children.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Other published plays include:
Die Aangenome Dogter (1929, pub 1931)
Die Stad Sodom (Toneelstuk in drie bedrywe - 1931)
Copy of a catalogue (handwritten by various hands) of the F.C.L. Bosman collection held at the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN) in Bloemfontein.
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