Olive Wright

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Olive Wright (19*-). Actress and singer, choreographer, dancer.


Olive started her stage career as a child in London. She moved to South Africa in 1947 with her husband; in private life she is Mrs Norton.

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

She starred in Sextet (1957), Ever Since Eve (1958), the musical revue For Love or Money (1959), A Taste of Honey (1960), A Man for All Seasons (1962), Amelia's African Adventure (as Mrs Noah, a wooden doll, 1962).

In 1974 she took part in the marionette play Aladdin and the Magic Lamp as one of the speaking and singing voices.


Tucker, 1997.

Sources of the various productions.

The Rand Daily Mail, 28 December 1961.

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