Des and Dawn Lindberg biography, birthday, children, productions & wedding

Des and Dawn Lindberg are couple-legends in the entertainment industry. The couple is down-to-earth family people. Together, they have two (2) sons.

Des and Dawn Biography

Des Lindberg biography
Des Lindberg smilling to the camera. Image: Twitter

Des (born in Johannesburg) is a South African Living Legend. He had his education at St. John’s College.

He holds BA English, Zulu African politics at Wits University. Diploma in Lighting and Stage Design from Salzburg. 

During the sixties (60s), the time of Folk Songs and coffee bars, he led the scene at the Troubadour in Doornfontein.

By the mid-60s, he already was a fine folk singer. Des recorded tremendous success with his Afrikaans song, Die Gezoem Van Die Bye.

The song topped the South African charts, remained there for 20 weeks and earned him a Gold Disc.

As a Script and Lyric writer; he specializes in writing corporate songs and scripts. 

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He was a Chairman of Theatre Managements of SA (TMSA) and ex-vice-Chairman of the NGO PROMAT Colleges and Trust. 

He likes cricket, fishing, and red wine.


Des is currently married to Dawn Lindberg and the couple celebrated fifty (50) years of marriage in 2015.

“We were in the back row of the chorus and he presented me with a beautiful red rose – and that is how our romance started.” Dawn shared with a laugh.

Dawn Lindberg Biography

Dawn Lindberg Biography
What fun to win an award after 51 years. Image: Twitter

Dawn (born in Durban) is also a South African legend. She studied at Parktown Girls High, AFS Scholar at Detroit, USA, BA Fine Arts at Wits University. She also holds Diploma Etching at Urbino, Italy, Stage Design at Salzburg.

She is a director and designer of all CAT Corporate and Stage Productions. 

Motivational Speaker “Every Night is an Opening Night”, “Unfreeze Your Speaking Assets”. 

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She was the president of Soroptimists International of the Highveld.

She is the founder and Executive Director of the Naledi Theatre Awards. Dawn was aswell the former Chairperson of Theatre Managements of South Africa.


On 19 April 2015 the Dawn Lindberg celebrated her 70th birthday, five days after the staging of the Naledi Theatre Awards.


Dawn met her husband, Des Lindberg in music and theatre, he was studying Law at the time. 

“He was like a gentle Viking, tall, with blond hair falling over his eyes, and a guitar slung over his back.”


The couple got married in 1965 in a garden. “We were and remain Flower Children of the 60’s” smiles Dawn….

“All we have ever wanted is Peace and Brotherhood of Man! it’s still an ideal we long for” says Des.

Theatre productions

Des and Dawn Lindberg Biography
Des and Dawn photo
  • Folk-on-Trek
  • Folk Trek
  • Godspell
  • The Black Mikado
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Pippin
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
  • Lennon
  • I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road
  • When I was a girl I used to Scream and Shout
  • A, My Name is Alice
  • King Afrika
  • Wannabe Gonnabe
  • Popcorn
  • Sex, Tango and Everything Else
  • Des, Dawn & Nico
  • The Vagina Monologues
  • Des & Dawn Still Truckin
  • Unicorns, Spiders & Dragon’s Tales and The Good Body.
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The couple has two (2) children namely; Joshua and Adam. Joshua, 44, and Adam, 42. Joshua is married to Zuraida Jardine, a TV personality and they have two (2) children namely Zaria, 6, and Shia, 4.


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  2. Des and Dawn celebrate 50th wedding anniversary“. Artslink Peter Feldman retrieved 2020-16-02.
  3. A triple celebration for Des and Dawn Lindberg“. Creativefeel retrieved 2020-16-02.

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