Saturday, February 19, 2011

RIP Johan du Plooy

Veteran South African actor Johan Du Plooy has died at the age of 84. He passed away at the Florida Hospital in Roodepoort on the early hours of Thursday morning. Johan is best known for his parts in films such as “Dirkie”, “Oupa for Sale” and the western “They Call Me Lucky”.

Du Plooy’s grandson, also Johan, who shares his name, said his grandfather acted in about 80 films during his career. “He was a very upstanding person and loved by his family and also loved by the guys at the SABC,” said his grandson.

[John du Plooy with Jaime Uys pictured above]

du PLOOY, Johan
Born: 1927, South Africa
Died: 2/17/2011, Roodepoort, South Africa

John du Plooy's western - actor:
Kimberly Jim - 1963
They Call Me Lucky - 1973

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