Mary Twala is confirmed dead at the age of 80.
Mary was best known as a South African actress .
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Mary Twala
Born (1939-09-14) 14 September 1939 (age 80)
Died4 July 2020 https://ewn.co.za/2020/07/04/legendary-sa-actress-mary-twala-dies-at-80
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Ndaba Mhlongo (deceased)
ChildrenSomizi Mhlongo
Mary Twala (born 14 September 1939 – died 4 July 2020) was a veteran South African actress. In 2011, she was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Contents
1 Career
1.1 Selected filmography
2 Personal life
3 References
4 External links
Career
Twala featured in several south African local productions. She had a guest role in the first season of Generations. In 2007, she starred in local drama, Ubizo: The Calling. In 2010, she played a supporting role in Hopeville, the film won numerous awards in several festivals and award ceremonies. Twala played "Ma Dolly" in the film, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination in the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. After undergoing a medical procedure that kept her out of filming for months, Twala made a comeback in Vaya (film) in 2015.
In 2016, she was one of the ensemble cast in Comatose, a film that featured top acts across Africa including Bimbo Akintola and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. In 2017, she played a supporting role in the sport film, Beyond the River. By October 2017, it was announced that Twala would feature in a new television drama series on Mzanzi Magic, The Imposter.
Selected filmography
Life, Above All
Beat the Drum
Leading Lady (Film)
Ghost Son
Mapantsula (1988)
Sarafina! (film)(1992)
Hopeville
State of Violence (2010)
Personal life
Twala was born 14 September 1939 in Soweto Johannesburg. She was married to actor Ndaba Mhlongo until his death. They were the parents of Somizi Mhlongo.
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