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Ken Gampu

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Biography

Germiston, South Africa
Ken Gampu was one of the first black South Africans to be featured in Hollywood films, working alongside such stars as Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. A former schoolteacher, law clerk and interpreter, he spoke seven native dialects in addition to English and Afrikaans. Discovered by playwright Athol Fugard, he was cast in the play "No Good Friday" in 1958. In the 60s he moved to films and earned international distinction for his role in the movie adventure Dingaka (1964). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Mampuru

Pride of Africa 1997

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Character: Itumbo

The Air Up There 1994

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Character: Ndumo

Lethal Ninja 1992

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Character: Tjicombo

Kwagga Strikes Back 1990

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Character: President Mbule

The Rutanga Tapes 1990

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Character: President Tembu

Fatal Mission 1990

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Character: Umbopo

King Solomon's Mines 1985

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Character: Baba Gusha

Malunde 2001

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Character: Leader of the warriors

The Naked Prey 1965

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