Barney Simon

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Date of Birth April 13, 1932
Place of Birth South Africa
Date of Death Jun 30, 1995 (63)
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Barney Simon was a South African writer, playwright and director.

Born: April 13, 1932
Died: June 30, 1995, Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: Playwright, director
Language: English
Nationality: South African
Notable works: Woza Albert!
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About Barney Simon

Playwright who co-founded South Africa's first multiracial cultural center, Market Theater, and was editor of the influential journal The Classic.

Before Fame

He supported himself as an advertising copywriter while producing and directing plays in the '50s.


He was under the constant threat of arrest for working under the apartheid laws in South Africa.

Family Life

His parents were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants.


He grew up in Johannesburg like film director Jonathan Liebesman.

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