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Zakes Mokae
Birth: Aug. 5, 1934
Johannesburg
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
Death: Sep. 11, 2009
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Actor. A performer of the theatre, motion pictures and television, he is best known for his roles on stage in the Athol Fugard plays "The Blood Knot" and "Master Harold....and the boys". Born in Johannesburg, he was a saxophonist in a jazz band before moving to England where he trained for an acting career at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. From the early 1960's on, Mokae appeared in British and American television on such programs as "Armchair Theatre", "Danger Man", "Starsky and Hutch", "Knight Rider" and "Law and Order". He won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production "Master Harold...and the boys" (1982) and received a Tony-nomination with "The Song of Jacob Zulu" (1993). Among his feature film credits are "The Comedians" (1967), "Cry Freedom" (1987), "The Serpent and the Rainbow" (1988), "A Dry White Season" (1989), "Outbreak" (1995), the television-movie "One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story" (1978) and the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation" (1979). He died of complications from a stroke. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Palm Memorial Park Northwest
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41975841
Zakes Mokae
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