Jacques Loots (1925-1991) Stage, television and film actor, poet.
He was born on 24 October 1924 and grew up in Koster in the Western Transvaal. He died at his home in Bethulie in the Free State on 3 October 1991.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Stage roles include Die Vrek (1951), Sagmoedige Neelsie (1973), Germanicus (his debut for PACT in 1981), Putsonderwater (for PACT in 1981), Ampie (for PACT in 1981), Die Laaste Sondag (PACT 1986), Send for Dolly (for A. T. Productions), Putsonderwater (with PACT), 84 Charing Cross Road at the Market Theatre, Charley se Tante (with PACT), Plaston: DNS-Kind (with SWAPAC), Bloedbruilof (PACT 1985), Don Juan onder die Boere (1986).
He starred as the character Genis in the superb TV series Koöperasiestories and he had roles in the film Nag van die 19de and Boetie Gaan Border Toe! (released in 1984).
He published a book of poems, Eenhoring, in 1966. He also wrote poetry using the pseudonym Ella Meyer, according to J. C. Kannemeyer.
Nominated for a Vita Award for his role as Sarel in the film Nag van die 19de, award year 1990/1991.
Obituary published in Beeld, 4 October 1991.
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