Libby Morris

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Libby Morris (1930-)[1] Canadian-born actress, singer and playwright.


Born and raised in Canada, but having ppeared in several BBC radio shows of the 1950s and moved into TV and film from the 1960s onwards, she spent much of her active career in London. Here she wrote and performed in a range of stage shows.

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

In 1973 the Toerien-Firth Company brought her to South Africa to star in Just Libby in December.

In 1975 she returned to South Africa to star in Gypsy for Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke together with Bonnie Langford and Kim Braden at His Majesty's Theatre.

She wrote and helped to devise and present Edith Piaf – Je Vous Aime in 1977, a show which she offered as a fund raiser to the struggling Space Theatre in December/January 1977/8. (Recorded as Edith Piaf, Je Vous Aime - A Musical Tribute in 1977.)


Edith Piaf, Je Vous Aime - A Musical Tribute on the Discogs website[2]: accessed 2017/08/19

Brian Astbury. 1979. The Space/Die Ruimte/Indawo. Cape Town: Moira and Azriel Fine.

Percy Tucker. 1997. Just the Ticket. My 50 Years in Show Business. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.

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