Jimmy Mentis

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Jimmy Mentis (19*-). Actor, singer, director and producer.

He died pre-1970.

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

As performer he appeared in the revue Sextet by Anthony Farmer, Ralph Trewhela and Adam Leslie (1957) in a Johannesburg Children's Theatre production of The Three Wishes (1954), as the "Bishop of Beauvais" in the NTO production of Saint Joan, in Ever Since Eve (1958), The Fall (1960) and Treasure Island (1964).

He directed Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle at the YMCA in 1955, with designs by Anthony Farmer and starring Shirley Firth as well as a Children's Theatre production of The Circus Adventure.


Tucker, 1997. pp 79, 111.

Photographs held by NELM in various locations.

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