Pieter Hauptfleisch

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Pieter Hauptfleisch (19**-1973) Type-setter and well-known Afrikaans stage, radio and film actor.


He was born in Bloemfontein, the eldest son of Beth and Willem Hauptfleisch and went to school at Grey College. Qualified as a type-setter , and moving to Johannesburg worked in the printing industry and worked actively as a part-time actor most of his life.

Married **, and later married Ada Marie Schutte (February 23 1926-, a teacher, playwright and author writing as Marie Schutte). They had two sons involved in theatre Gus Hauptfleisch and Conrad Hauptfleisch. Cousin of Temple Hauptfleisch.

Pieter Hauptfleisch, died 1973

Acting career

Stage work

Did much stage work for amateur and professional companies. He is particularly well remembered for his portrayal of "Ou Karel Venter" in C.J. Langenhoven’s Die Laaste van die Takhare (JAATS, 195*; CAPAB, 1966), Die Volmaakte Moord (JAATS, 1952) Tom Weber's Bitter Einde (JAATS,1955); Die Lewe wat ek jou Gegee het (PACT, 1964); Fanny (Alexander Theatre, 1968);

Toward the end of his life, he toured the Transvaal and Free State with a caravan, doing a one-man show.

Radio work

Best known nationally in the 1950s and 1960s for his radio appearances, particularly for his leading roles in the a number of hugely successful Afrikaans radio serials – notably Die Du Plooys van Soetmelksvlei (mid to late 1950s) - satirically used by Pieter-Dirk Uys as a vehicle for his hugely popular and biting political satire Die Van Aardes van Grootoor), and Die Geheim van Nantes. Others include Die Banneling, Staal Burger,

Film career

Though he seldom played the lead, he was used in numerous South African and a few international films.

His film appearances include:

1973 Die Voortrekkers

1973 Seun van die Wildtemmer (Playing "Tientong")

1973 Groetnis vir die Eerste Minister (Playing "Oupa Griesel")

1973 Snip en Rissiepit (Playing "Prof. Jacobus Burger")

1973 Die Wildtemmer (Playing "Tientong")

1972 Liefde vir Lelik (Playing "Dr. Enslin" - voice, uncredited)

1971 Die Banneling (Playing "Oupa Gericke")

1971 Z.E.B.R.A. (Playing "Kidnapper")

1970 Shangani Patrol

1970 Die 3 v.d. Merwes (Playing "Herman de Villiers")

1970 Lied in My Hart (Playing "Fred")

1969 Geheim van Nantes (Playing one of the leads, "Armand du Mont")

1969 Dirkie (English version known as Lost in the Desert (Playing "Uncle Pete")

1968 Oupa for Sale (Playing "Nick Malan")

1967 The Professor and the Beauty Queen (Playing "Lift")

1963 Kimberley Jim (Playing "Bar patron")

1962 Stropers van die Laeveld

1962 Tom, Dirk en Herrie (Playing "Blackie the burglar")

1961 Boerboel de Wet (Playing "Railway porter")

1961 Basie (Playing "Drunk")

1961 Doodkry is Min

1960 Die Vlugteling (Playing "Lennie")

1960 Rip van Wyk (Playing "Van der Merwe")

1959 The Desert Inn (by Immel Botha)

1957 Donker Afrika (Playing "Blackie")

1957 Dis Lekker om te Lewe (Playing "Impatient patient", uncredited)

1956 Paul Krüger (Playing "Gen. De La Rey")

1954 'n Plan is 'n Boerdery (Playing "Stationmaster" , uncredited)

1953 Inspan

1952 Hans-die-Skipper (Playing "Willem", voice, uncredited)

1952 Altyd in my Drome (Playing "Mr. Botha")




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