Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard

Born: Jun 11, 1932 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: African
Categories: Dramatist, Playwrights, Writers

1932 - Born on the 11th of June in Middleburg, South Africa.

1938 - He was enrolled at the Marist Brothers College; a Catholic primary school (although he is not known to be a Roman Catholic).

1956 - Married Sheila Meiring, then an actress in one of his plays, in September.

1962 - He publicly supported an international boycott against segregated theatre audiences which lead to further restrictions.

1971 - The restrictions against him were eased, allowing him to travel to England in order to direct Boesman and Lena.

1992 - Made his directorial debut with the film version of The Road to Mecca.

2006 - The film Tsotsi, based on his novel of that name, won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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