Miriam Makeba

South African actress Miriam Makeba showed her talent on the Hollywood big screen, appearing in a long line of successful films. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Graceland: The African ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1932 in South Africa

Filmography

Actor (15)

Under African Skies 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Soul Power 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

When We Were Kings 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sarafina! 1992 (Movie)

Angelina (Actor)

"Sarafina!" Words of Freedom... Songs of Hope 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

United We Stand 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices of Sarafina! 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Graceland: The African Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Have You Seen Drum Recently? 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Bongo Man 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Come Back, Africa 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (12)

United Passions 2015 (Movie)

("Pata Pata") (Song Performer)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013 (Movie)

("Amampondo") (Song Performer)

Soul Power 2009 (Movie)

("The Click Song") (Song Performer)

The Deal 2007 (Movie)

("Pata Pata") (Song)

The Deal 2007 (Movie)

("Pata Pata") (Song Performer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Pata Pata") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Pata Pata") (Song Performer)

When We Were Kings 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

When We Were Kings 1996 (Movie)

("Am am Pondo") (Song Performer)

A Karim Na Sala 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Voices of Sarafina! 1989 (Movie)

music adaptation("Umam' Uyajabula") (Music)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

("Bajabula Bonke") (Song)

Biography

South African actress Miriam Makeba showed her talent on the Hollywood big screen, appearing in a long line of successful films. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Graceland: The African Concert" (Showtime, 1986-87) and "Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration" (Fox, 1987-88). She also landed roles in movies like the documentary "Come Back, Africa" (1959) with Zaccharia and the documentary "Bongo Man" (1981) with Jimmy Cliff. Makeba also contributed music to the Janis Joplin documentary "Monterey Pop" (1969). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Have You Seen Drum Recently?" (1988), "Voices of Sarafina!" (1989) and the Leleti Khumalo dramatic adaptation "Sarafina!" (1992). Makeba also created music for "A Karim Na Sala" (1991). Nearing the end of her career, she tackled roles in the Muhammad Ali documentary "When We Were Kings" (1996), the Abdullah Ibrahim documentary "Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony" (2003) and "Soul Power" (2009) with Muhammad Ali. Makeba was most recently credited in the sports drama "United Passions" (2015) with Tim Roth. Makeba also contributed music to the Anthony Hopkins dramatic period piece "Bobby" (2006) and "The Deal" (2008) with William H. Macy. Makeba passed away in November 2008 at the age of 76.

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