Cliff Drysdale

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


Born Eric Clifford 'Cliff' Drysdale in Nelspruit (today known as Mbombela, Mpumalanga) on May 26, 1941 and compelted his high school at Grey High School, Port Elizabeth.

Drysdale went on to become a highly ranked professional player of the 1960s and early 1970s, and later a well-known tennis announcer, eventually settling in the USA.

For more on his life and 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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