Leonie Ross

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Leonie Ross (b. 1930) was an actress.


Born on 27 August 1930, Leonie Jessie Aaltje Ross is the daughter of Henry Duncan Ross and his wife, Johanna Aaltje van Oostrum. Her father was an attorney in Pretoria and she grew up in the city’s Waterkloof area. From an early age she took part in the Pretoria Music Festival, presented under the auspices of the South African Society of Music Teachers. She was an accomplished pianist and after studying for her LRSM certificate taught speech and drama. There is no record of her having acted on the stage, but she appeared in a number of films, as well as in the television series Jasper le Feuvre (Daan Retief/1984). In 1956 she married Dr. John Pauw, who became the founder and musical director of the Durban Men’s Choir until his retirement in 1999, following which they settled in Hermanus. Actress Ilse-Lee van Niekerk is her granddaughter.

Film Credits

1951 – Alles Sal Regkom! (Director: Hyman Kirstein), 1952 – Hans-die-Skipper (Director: Bladon Peake), 1956 – Paul Krüger (Director: Werner Grünbauer), 1969 – Stadig oor die Klippe (Director: Richard Daneel), 1969 – Geheim van Nantes (Director: Dirk de Villiers), 1970 – Vicki! (Director: Ivan Hall), 1971 – Die Lewe sonder Jou (Director: Dirk de Villiers), 1972 – Salomien (Director: Daan Retief), 1973 – Die Voortrekkers (Director: David Millin), 1974 – Kwikstertjie (Director: Elmo de Witt), 1974 – Suster Teresa (Director: David Millin), 1976 – Vergeet My Nie (Director: Elmo de Witt), 1978 – Nicolene (Directors: Marie du Toit & Franz Marx), 1979 – Weerskant die Nag (Director: Franz Marx), 1979 – Grensbasis 13 (Director: Elmo de Witt), 1979 – Night of the Puppets (Director: Daan Retief).


SACD 1978/79.

Wikipedia (Afrikaans) [1].


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