Vera Clare. (19**-2011) Actress.
She moved to South Africa with her then husband, Max Goodenough, and their three children, settling in Cape Town. They moved to Pietermaritzburg three years later.
She joined the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich in the late 40s. When she came to South Africa in 1967 she auditioned for CAPAB and got the part of Candida. Family responsibilities, however, kept her off the stage.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
She was a regular performer for KickstArt.
Pietermaritzburg in the 70s, worked with Murray McGibbon, Garth Anderson, David Robinson, and others. Acted and directed in comedy and drama at the Cygnet Theatre and Winston Churchill Theatres. Did liaison work for schools' theatre. In the 80s played Olive Schreiner in The Story of an African Farm and in Still Life (Noël Coward) (Garth Anderson). Also performed in Murray McGibbon's Equus as the Magistrate.
Appeared in the film The Steam Pig.
Durban Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias 2002-2003;
Tribute written by Estelle Sinkins, published in the Witness, 20 July 2011.
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