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Yaphet Kotto

Actor

Born - 15 November 1937, New York City, USA
Died - 14 March 2021

Very tall, powerfully-built Afro-American actor of Cameroonian heritage. After theatrical experience from 1958, he embarked on a productive film career, often in high-profile roles as police officers and figures of authority - although it was two roles outside that parameter - as the villain in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973) and one of the ill-fated spaceship crew in Alien (1979), that linger mostly in the mind. Numerous film appearances include those in Four for Texas (1963), Nothing But a Man (1964), 5 Card Stud (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), The Liberation of L B Jones (1969), Across 110th Street (1972), Dial Rat for Terror (1972), Truck Turner (1974), Friday Foster (1975), Drum (1976), Blue Collar (1978), Brubaker (1980), Death Vengeance (1982), The Star Chamber (1983), Eye of the Tiger (1986), The Running Man (1987), Midnight Run (1988), Tripwire (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Intent to Kill (1992), The Puppet Masters (1994), Stolen Hearts (1995) Almost Blue (1996), Stiletto Dance (2001), and Witness Protection (2007), his last. His (third) wife Thessa ('Tessie') survives him, along with six children.