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Zakes Mokae

  • Aug 05, 1934 - Sep 11, 2009 (age 75)
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2010
Award2010

Golden Horn Posthumous Lifetime Ac…

Won Golden Horn Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.
2009
Zakes Mokae
PersonalSeptember 2009

Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae passed away.
2002
Monk
TV ShowJul 12, 2002

Monk

Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery …
Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a police procedural series, but also exhibits comic and dramatic tones in its exploration of the main characters' personal lives. The series was produced by Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television in association with Universal Television.
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1999
The West Wing
TV ShowSep 22, 1999

The West Wing

The West Wing is an American serial political drama …
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet.
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1998
Krippendorf's Tribe
MovieFeb 27, 1998

Krippendorf's Tribe

A university professor is paid to find the last undiscovered …
A university professor is paid to find the last undiscovered tribe of New Guinea. When he fails to find the tribe, he comes home, and rather than admitting that he's failed, he gives a lecture about the Shelmikedmu tribe (named after his children: Shelly, Mike, and Edmund) and then has his family dress like "Shelmikedmus," so that he can film them as proof of his discovery.
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1997
Oz
TV ShowJul 12, 1997

Oz

Oz is an American television drama series created by …
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the premium cable network HBO. Oz premiered on July 12, 1997 and ran for six seasons; the series finale aired February 23, 2003.
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1995
Vampire in Brooklyn
MovieOct 27, 1995

Vampire in Brooklyn

A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But …
A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire. Rita's the cop detective investigating the many killings.
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Waterworld
MovieJul 28, 1995

Waterworld

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and …
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
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Outbreak
MovieMar 6, 1995

Outbreak

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus …
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
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1994
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story
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MovieFeb 28, 1994

Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story

The true story of Dennis …
The true story of Dennis Byrd, his football career, his terrible accident, and his miraculous recovery and rehabilitation.
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1993
The X-Files
TV ShowSep 10, 1993

The X-Files

The X-Files is an American science fiction drama …
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, and concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes. The season premiered on January 3, 2018, concluding on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.
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Percy & Thunder
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MovieSep 7, 1993

Percy & Thunder

A retired boxer and his protege enter the big time.
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Slaughter of the Innocents
MovieJun 1, 1993

Slaughter of the Innocents

A seasoned F.B.I. Agent's …
A seasoned F.B.I. Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
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Nomination1993

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Song of Jacob Zulu".
Tony Award
1992
Dust Devil
MovieMay 10, 1992

Dust Devil

A shape shifter (Burke) comes from the desert in search …
A shape shifter (Burke) comes from the desert in search of victims, a spirit the locals call "The Dust Devil". He prays on the lonely and the unloved, those who have already lost everything but life itself. Wendy (Field) has broken up with her husband and wanders aimlessly in her car. She picks up a stranger and begins having misgivings about picking him up when strange things begin to occur. Meanwhile a local police officer (Mokae) tracks the killer. Aided by a shaman's admonishments about witchcraft he sets off to try and stop the beast before it can complete its grisly task.
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1991
Body Parts
MovieAug 2, 1991

Body Parts

When Bill Chrashank loses his arm in a car accident, the …
When Bill Chrashank loses his arm in a car accident, the arm of an executed death row inmate is grafted on in its place. The only problem, as Bill soon discovers, is that the arm is possessed by a force he cannot control.
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A Rage in Harlem
MovieMay 3, 1991

A Rage in Harlem

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a …
A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale.
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1990
Parker Kane
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MovieAug 5, 1990

Parker Kane

A cop turned investigator investigates a friend's …
A cop turned investigator investigates a friend's death and uncovers a plot involving illegal toxic waste dumping.
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Dream On
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TV ShowJul 8, 1990

Dream On

Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy …
Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor played by Brian Benben. The show distinctively interjected clips from older black-and-white television series to punctuate Tupper's feelings or thoughts. It was created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the team who later created the TV show Friends. It ran for six seasons on HBO between 1990 and 1996.
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1989
Dad
MovieOct 27, 1989

Dad

John's mom has a heart attack and ends in hospital. John …
John's mom has a heart attack and ends in hospital. John flies home to take care of his dad, teaching him to do things around the house, spends time with him and shows him how to live again without mom's control. John's son joins them.
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Gross Anatomy
MovieOct 20, 1989

Gross Anatomy

A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, …
A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince ...
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A Dry White Season
MovieSep 1, 1989

A Dry White Season

Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has …
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
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1988
The Serpent and the Rainbow
MovieFeb 5, 1988

The Serpent and the Rainbow

Dennis Allan is a scientist …
Dennis Allan is a scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is science, what is superstition, and what is the unknown in a anarchistic society where police corruption and witch-doctory are commonplace.
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1987
Cry Freedom
MovieNov 1, 1987

Cry Freedom

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the …
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
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A Different World
TV ShowSep 24, 1987

A Different World

A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of …
A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) television series that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at historically black colleges and universities. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and math whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison).
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1986
The Hogan Family
TV ShowMar 1, 1986

The Hogan Family

The Hogan Family (originally titled Valerie and later …
The Hogan Family (originally titled Valerie and later Valerie's Family) is an American sitcom television series that began airing on NBC on March 1, 1986 and finished its run on CBS on July 20, 1991, for a total of six seasons. It was produced in association with Lorimar Productions (1986), Lorimar-Telepictures (1986–1988), and Lorimar Television (1988–1991). Originally starring Valerie Harper in the titular role as a mother trying to juggle her career with raising three sons with an absent airline pilot husband, Harper's character was killed off in the series after its second season, when Harper was fired from the series following contractual disputes. The series was initially renamed Valerie's Family before Sandy Duncan joined the cast as Valerie's sister-in-law and the boys' aunt, and the series was ultimately renamed The Hogan Family.
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1985
Madelyn Mokae
MarriageAugust 1985

Madelyn Mokae

Married Madelyn Mokae.
1983
A Caribbean Mystery
MovieOct 22, 1983

A Caribbean Mystery

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean …
While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.
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1982
Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is an American action crime drama …
Knight Rider is an American action crime drama television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car. This was the last series Larson devised at Universal Television before he moved to 20th Century Fox.
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Best Actor
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Nomination1982

Best Actor

Nominated for "Master Harold...and the Boys".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Outstanding Actor in a Play
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Nomination1982

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Master Harold...and the Boys".
Drama Desk Award
Award1982

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Won award for ""Master Harold"...and the Boys".
Tony Award
Nomination1982

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated for ""Master Harold"...and the Boys".
Tony Award
Best Actor
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Award1982

Best Actor

Won award for "Master Harold...and the Boys".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1981
Roar
MovieNov 12, 1981

Roar

A family goes to Africa to meet their father who lives with …
A family goes to Africa to meet their father who lives with wild lions.
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1980
The Island
MovieJun 13, 1980

The Island

A journalist takes his son with him to investigate pirate …
A journalist takes his son with him to investigate pirate activity off the coast of Florida. But he gets stranded on a mysterious island--where he might not be alone.
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1979
Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries based on the last seven chapters of Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. First aired on ABC in February 1979, it is a sequel to the 1977 Roots miniseries, tracing the lives of Kunta Kinte's descendants in Henning, Tennessee from 1882 to 1967.
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1978
One In A Million: 1978 Full Feature
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MovieSep 1, 1978

One In A Million: 1978 Full Feature

The improbable story of …
The improbable story of Ron LeFlore as he makes his way toward Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers from a troubled youthful past.
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1977
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
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MovieJun 16, 1977

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

True story of Ron LeFlore, …
True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.
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1975
Starsky & Hutch
TV ShowApr 30, 1975

Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, …
Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie (originally aired as a Movie of the Week entry) and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast from April 1975 to May 1979 on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
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Santlo Chontay Mokae
Child1975

Santlo Chontay Mokae

Santlo Chontay Mokae born.
1967
The Comedians
MovieOct 31, 1967

The Comedians

Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, this movie tells …
Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, this movie tells the story of a sardonic Welsh hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism and poverty. Complications include his inability to sell the hotel so he can leave, a friendship with a rebel leader, some politically "charged" hotel guests, an affair with the German-born wife of a South American ambassador, and the manipulations of a British arms dealer who's in over his head.
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1966
Madelyn Mokae
Marriage1966

Madelyn Mokae

Married Madelyn Mokae.
1965
The Troubleshooters
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TV ShowJul 7, 1965

The Troubleshooters

The Troubleshooters (titled Mogul for the first series) is …
The Troubleshooters (titled Mogul for the first series) is a British television series made by the BBC between 1965 and 1972, created by John Elliot. It recounted events in an international oil company – the "Mogul" of the title. The first series was mostly concerned with the internal politics within the Mogul organisation, with episodes revolving around industrial espionage, internal fraud and negligence almost leading to an accident on a North Sea oil rig.
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1963
Crane
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TV ShowApr 2, 1963

Crane

The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part …
The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part-time smuggler, around the coast of Morocco, aided (and sometimes abetted) by his ex-Foreign Legion sidekick Orlando, waitress Halina, and ...
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1962
Dilemma
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MovieOct 4, 1962

Dilemma

Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer …
Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer and shot in perilous secrecy without official knowledge or approval, director Carlsen captures the faces and streets of apartheid in a style inspired by John Cassavettes.
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1960
Miss Universe Pageant
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TV ShowJul 9, 1960

Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe Pageant released.
1957
Donker Afrika
MovieDec 18, 1957

Donker Afrika

Donker Afrika released.
1934
Zakes Mokae
BirthAugust 1934

Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae was born.
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