“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of Yaphet Kotto…

Posted on March 15, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Yaphet Kotto was an actor who thrived in cinema, television and on Broadway. He was best known for his roles in Midnight Run, as the James Bond villain Mr. Big in Live and Let Die, and in the original Alien flick.


“`While in his teens, Kotto was studying acting at the Actors Mobile Theater Studio. He made his stage debut in a Boston production of Othello.  In 1969, he replaced James Earl Jones in the Pulitzer-winning The Great White Hope on Broadway.

“`Kotto’s film debut was in 1963 in an uncredited role in 4 For Texas. Other parts included The Thomas Crowne Affair, 5 Card Stud, Brubaker, The Running Man, and The Star Chamber. On television, he guest-starred on The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Night Gallery, Mannix, BonanzaHawaii 5-0, The A-Team, and Murder She Wrote.  He co-starred in Roots, and won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy as Idi Amin Dada in Raid on Entebbe.

“`Yaphet Kotto was eighty-one.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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