Christo Gerlach

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Christo Gerlach. (1956-2015). Actor, director.


Grew up in Clocolan, Free State. Died at the age of 59 in 2015.


Obtained a BA Drama from UOVS in 1976.


Was with PACT Playwork from 1977-1979.

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

Performed in Saterdag, Sondag, Maandag (with PACT), Bobaas van die Boendoe, Kom Terug, Klein Sheba (1980), Die Verhoor, Ebenezer Pennieknyper (1982).

Piet-My-Vrou, Drome van Gruis.

Appeared on television in Sterretjie, Vyfster and Transkaroo. He was also the presenter of Idols and Glitterati.

He wrote Agter die Skerms, a biographical work about television directors, producers and actors, published by Tafelberg in 2012.

Awards, etc


SACD 1979/80; 1981/82.

Volksblad, 5 August 2015.

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