Jimmy Earl Perry
Jimmie Earl Perry (19*-2018). American actor, singer and director.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
A seasoned singer and performer in theatre productions around the world, Mr Perry was notable for his work in using the creative arts to educate audiences. At the Africa Centre of HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, he staged HIV educational theatre productions that were performed to more than 3 million people in communities and workplaces nationally and internationally. He was appointed professor and director of Educational Theatre and Creative Arts at the Africa Centre in 2005. He died of cancer in January 2018.
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