For many years, Annabel Linder has been a major star in South African show business - as a cabaret
artist, singer, comedienne and actress. In serious vein, she starred in
Fraud (1973), an off-beat movie thriller produced and directed by
Donald Monat that was inspired by a real-life stock exchange
During the seventies, Annabel played in many hundreds of radio plays, series and serials produced
in Johannesburg. "You could be anything and do anything on radio," she later commented. "I once
spoke to myself, playing a mother and a daughter in conversation because some or other actress
didn't pitch up!"
She has worked in several American-backed films made in South Africa including
Lunarcop (1994), Operation Delta Force II: Mayday (1998) and
Never Say Die (1995), as Mrs. Viccaro, coincidentally alongside fellow
Avengers actor, Hal Orlandini.
Annabel has appeared extensively on stage and television in South Africa in a wide variety of roles
and, recently, she has received great acclaim in the live theatre, for her performance in
Rose, a one-character play about a holocaust survivor, in which she holds the stage alone
for more than two hours.
by Donald Monat and Alan Hayes