Molly Seftel

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Molly Seftel (19**-). Actress.


Under her narried name, Molly Sklaar, she was active in local politics and was the mayoress of Johannesburg in the 1970s.




A member of what Loren Kruger calls “the Jewish bohemia associated with Sophiatown”, she began her career as an amateur working for the East Rand Theatre Club. She later worked for the Johannesburg REPS and the Phoenix Players

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

She has appeared in Night (1950), The Lady's not for Burning (1951), The House of Bernarda Alba (1952), Liliom (1953), The Anniversary (1953), The Crucible (1959), Policy for Murder (1963), The Maids (Phoenix Players 1964 and PACT 1972), Mourning Becomes Electra (1967), King Lear (1969), Hadrian the Seventh (1969), Marowitz’s A Macbeth (1973) and his The Shrew (1975), Golda (1978), Zeyda (1980-1), Camelot (1989)], Take the Floor (1994).

Awards, etc

1976 DALRO Award best actress in English for Kate in The Shrew (Tucker 315)

Gallery Club Award winner in 1966 for Hello and Goodbye, and in 1976 for The Shrew.


SACD 1973.

Tucker, 1997.

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