#481 Athol Fugard / Ed Bishop – 11 June 1932

Athol Fugard

Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard, (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English, best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy-Award winning film of his novel Tsotsi. 

Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop (June 11, 1932 – June 8, 2005) was an American film, television, stage and radio actor based in Britain. Bishop is best known for his portrayal of Raymond Chandler’s detective Philip Marlowe on the BBC radio series and in television roles working for producer Gerry Anderson, most notably his performance as Commander Ed Straker in the science fiction series, UFO.


Also born on this day:
Afolabi Olabimtan was a Nigerian politician, writer , and academic.
Tim Sainsbury is a politician and businessman.
Francisco Caamaño was a Dominican soldier and politician.
George Catleugh was an English footballer.
Gerd Andersson is a Swedish film actress.
Rigoberto Guzmán is a retired Salvadoran football (soccer) player
Charles Butler was an American bobsledder
Gert Prokop was a German writer of science fiction and crime fiction.

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