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Jamie Uys Biography 1921 – 1996

Jacobus Johannes Uys, better known as Jamie Uys, was a South African film director, best known for directing the 1980 comedy film The Gods Must Be Crazy and its 1989 sequel The Gods Must Be Crazy II.

Uys also directed the 1974 documentary film Animals Are Beautiful People. Wikipedia

Jamie Uys

BORN: 30 May 1921

HOME TOWN: Boksburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa

SPOUSE: Hettie Uys

DIED: 29 January 1996 (aged 74)

PLACE OF DEATH: Johannesburg, South Africa

OCCUPATION: Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Teacher, Cinematographer, Film Editor

AWARDS: Uys received the 1981 Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film de Comedie of Vevey for The Gods Must Be Crazy, and in 1974 he received the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best documentary for Animals Are Beautiful People…

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