Joseph Mogotsi

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Joe "Kolie" Mosgotsi (1924-2011). Singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.


He was the son of David Mogotsia preacher in the Bantu Methodist Church. He died on 19 May 2011.

A member of The Manhattan Brothers, he played the gangster Lucky in the 1959 version of King Kong. He played Lucky again in London, and returned to play Eugene O'Neill’s The Emperor Jones, which had an all-black supporting cast of thirty actors and was directed by Leon Gluckman in 1960. It was staged at the Wits Great Hall and then again later in a tent in the Showgrounds in Pretoria.


Tucker, 1997. pp130, 136.

Obituary [1].

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