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Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

Highest Rated: 98% When We Were Kings (1996)

Lowest Rated: 60% Sarafina! (1992)

Birthday: Mar 4, 1932

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

Highest rated movies

93% Come Back, Africa
60% Sarafina!

Photos

COME BACK AFRICA, Miriam Makebu, 1960 SOUL POWER, Miriam Makeba, 2008. ©Sony Pictures Classics SOUL POWER, Miriam Makeba, 2008. ©Sony Pictures Classics MAMA AFRICA, MIRIAM MAKEBA, 2011. © ARTMANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS MAMA AFRICA, MIRIAM MAKEBA, 2011. © ARTMANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS MAMA AFRICA, RIGHT: MIRIAM MAKEBA, 2011. © ARTMANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS MAMA AFRICA, MIRIAM MAKEBA, 2011. © ARTMANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS MAMA AFRICA, MIRIAM MAKEBA, 2011. © ARTMANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS

Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 80% Mama Africa Self - 2011
83% 88% Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony Self $399.0K 2002
98% 94% When We Were Kings Original Music $2.7M 1996
60% 86% Sarafina! Angelina (Character) $7.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have You Seen Drum Recently? Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voices of Sarafina! Unknown (Character) - 1988
93% 67% Come Back, Africa Miriam (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 69% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1991