Fats Dibeco

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DIBECO, Stanley, “Fats”. (****-****). Actor performed in The Mighty Gents, Phiri, The Primary English Class, The Dutchman, Now There’s Just the Three of Us; Shaka; Prodigal Son; Black and Blue; Phiri; The Dutchman; Now There's Just the Three of Us; The Train; King Kong.

For The Company at the Market Theatre: The Primary English Class; The Mighty Gents; Nongogo; Marabi and the Bacchae.

Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Saturday Night at the Palace for the 1962 DALRO Awards.

Films: Knock Out; African Adventure.

TV: Omaruru; The Visitors.

DIBECO, Fats. (1937-1999) Actor. Born in Alexandra Township, went to school at St Paul's Methodist Church and finished in 1963. An astage actor for over 30 years, he was also a popular and recognisable TV and film performer. His first stage role was in Gibson Kente’s Manana the Jazz Prophet (at Dorkay House), The Dutchman by Leroy Jones , *** Appeared in The Train (Zakes Mofokeng and Corney Mabaso, 197* - this also staged at The Space), ***

DIBEKO, Fats. He starred in Paul Slabolepszy’s Saturday Night at the Palace with Slabolepszy and Bill Flynn with direction by Bobby Heaney at Upstairs at the Market in 1982. It returned to the Market Theatre in October. He starred in Barney Simon’s Starbrites which was staged at the Market in September 1990. Films include A Good Man in Africa, Going Bananas, Nukie, *.


(SACD 1981/82)

Saturday Night at the Palace programme notes, 1982.

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