Valentine “Val” Pringle


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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 13 Dec 1999 (aged 62)
Maseru, Lesotho
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Columbarium Court 5, Section F, Stack 7, Niche 2
Memorial ID 14016574 View Source

Actor. Born in the United States, he is best remembered for his role as 'Lead' in the British science fiction television series "Sapphire And Steele", which ran from 1979 to 1982 and also starred Joanna Lumley and David McCallum. He also appeared in the films "Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue" (1974), "The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilization As We Know It" (1977), "Ragtime" (1981), and "Brittania Hospital" (1982), as 'President Ngami.' He was also a writer, a singer who released four albums, and a songwriter for many other musicians including Harry Belafonte, for whom he wrote the song, "Louise." A friend to the likes of the late comedian Richard Pryor and actor Lou Gossett Jr., he also worked with musicians Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and actress/singer Eartha Kitt. In the 1980s, Pringle and his Dutch wife, moved to Lesotho, South Africa, and settled in the city of Maseru. On the night of December 13, 1999, two intruders broke into the home of Pringle and his wife to burglarize it. Pringle confronted the two men with a pistol, but he was stabbed to death. His wife was not hurt having locked herself in another room. The coroner later found that Pringle had been stabbed a multiple of 13 times. Two men were later caught and convicted of the crime. A war veteran, he had also served as a SP3 in the United States Army. After his death he was cremated and his body was returned to the United States. Pringle was laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Originally Created by: Brown Girl 33
  • Added: 21 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 14016574
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Valentine “Val” Pringle (10 Mar 1937–13 Dec 1999), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14016574, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .