Pearl Connor-Mogotsi

( 1924 - 2005 )

Actress and theatrical agent

Pearl Connor-Mogotsi was an actress and broadcaster who ran a theatrical agency, representing artists from the Caribbean, Asia, India and Africa.

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Pearl Connor-Mogotsi

Pearl Connor-Mogotsi

Pearl Connor-Mogotsi was born in Trinidad and came to Britain after the Second World War. She studied law at King’s College London, and in 1948 married the Trinidadian actor Edric Connor who was a leading figure in Britain’s black community.

Following her legal studies, Pearl ran her husband’s theatrical agency, and became valued for her extensive care of newly arrived West Indian actors.

Pearl herself took up acting, appearing in BBC radio and television plays, and working for a time as a broadcaster on the corporation’s Carribean service. In 1977 she represented Trinidad and Tobago at the World Festival of Black and African Arts in Lagos, Nigeria.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago awarded Pearl the Humming Bird silver medal for outstanding services to the immigrant community in the United Kingdom, and in 1992, in Britain, she received the national black women’s achievement award.

Her later television work included documentaries on the postwar Windrush generation of West Indians whose lives she had done much to improve.

Affiliated with

King's College London

Subjects studied

  • Law