Barney Simon


Birthday April 13, 1932

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace South Africa

DEATH DATE Jun 30, 1995 (63)

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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.

Associated With

He grew up in Johannesburg like film director Jonathan Liebesman.