Cliff Drysdale

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Cliff Drysdale (1941-)[1] is a world renowned tennis player, sports commentator and one time amateur actor.


A highly ranked professional player of the 1960s and early 1970s, Drysdale became a well-known tennis announcer.

For more on his career see the Wikipedia entry on him at

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

In the 1950s he was a member of The Grey Players at his high school, Grey High School in Port Elizabeth, and played the "Gendarme" in their production of The Bishop's Candlesticks in 1957.

Awards, etc


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

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