Trudie Taljaard

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(1948-2009). Actress.

Biography

She was married to Errol Ross and later to Nico Liebenberg and she had two daughters.

Training

Graduated from the University of Pretoria Drama Department, 1969, where she studied under Anna Neethling-Pohl, dr. Hermien Dommisse, Burgart Robert en Neels Hansen.

Career

She started her professional career at PACOFS.

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

Her first role was as Kietie in Kanna hy kô Hystoe directed by Johan Botha in 1971.

Trudie also performed in Mooi Maria, directed by Louis van Niekerk (PACT); Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (as “Petra”), Die Bobaas van die Boendoe (as “Magniet”), Plaston: DNS-Kind (as “Saar”), Boeing Boeing (as “Berta”), Die Wonderwerk (as “Annie Sullivan”).

She starred in the Baxter Theatre production of Seer in the Suburbs, the English translation of P.G. du Plessis's Siener in die Suburbs together with Dale Cutts, Bo Petersen and Marcel van Heerden at the Academy Theatre in 1981. 'n Seder val in Waterkloof.

Television series Kombuis-Blues.

Awards, etc

Awarded the Andre Huguenet Bursary in 1972.

Nominee 1991 Taljaard, Trudie in Kombuis-Blues (Computicket Award for best actress in a leading role in Afrikaans);


Sources

Tucker, 1997

SACD 1975/76; 1977/78; 1979/80.

Beeld 6 February 2009.


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