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Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard

Born: 1932 AD
Currently alive, at 89 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.