Obituary: Rex Garner, gifted comic actor and theatre director

24 May 2015 - 02:00 By Robyn Sassen

Rex Garner, one of South African theatre's most practised hands in the discipline of making people laugh, who was fierce, hilarious and unrelenting in shaping the golden years of theatrical comedy in South Africa, died on May 17 at the age of 94. The quintessential performer, who knew exactly which buttons to push to make his co-performers "corpse" (laugh involuntarily or inopportunely), Garner was considered a legend by thousands of actors, directors, theatre managers and audience members.

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