RIP: Legendary ‘Isidingo’ actor, comedian and director Clive Scott has died
South Africa mourns the loss of actor, comedian and overall entertainment legend Clive Scott who passed away at the age of 84.
Filmmaker, comedian and beloved actor Clive Scott has died at the age of 84 years.
The actor’s daughter Gudrun Scott Cleghorn, confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon 28 July. The cause of his death is still unknown.
CLIVE SCOTT: EARLY YEARS
He was born Johannesburg in 1937 as Robert Clive Cleghorn and worked at a bank for two years before moving to the United Kingdom.
He stayed in the UK for 12 years, played numerous roles in English theatres, and studied acting.
He moved back home in 1970 and played Ted Dixon in The Villagers on SABC1 from 1976.
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MEMORABLE TV ROLES AND AN ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER
Clive Scott played the character of barman Ted Dixon in The Villagers and appeared again as Ted Dixon in Isidingo on SABC3 twenty-three years later.
Isidingo was based on The Villagers and both of the shows were created by Gray Hofmeyer.
His fans will also remember him for his TV role in Binnelanders on kykNET as an elderly man with Alzheimer’s.
Clive also made numerous appearances in films such as My Way, The Baby Game, Bait, Sell a Million. His first film was in 1969, titled Battle of Britain.
He made an appearance in Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu in 2016 and directed several plays, such as A Community of Two, Let Sleeping Wives Lie and The Moon is Blue.
Clive was also a palm reader and a radio presenter who appeared in numerous commercials over the decades.
There has been an outpouring of tributes on social media across the globe in honour of his life.
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