Yaphet Kotto, 'Alien' Actor and Bond Villain, Has Died at 81

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Yaphet Kotto has died Kowtow, played a bond villain and starred in the movies Alien A Midnight run. His wife confirmed his death on Facebook. He was 81 years old. MPR's Elizabeth Blair has this remembrance. With a burly presence and a wide smile. Yaphet kowtow could play both tough and charming. In NBC's homicide. Life on the streets, Kowtow played a hardened but paternal Baltimore police lieutenant, a role that earned him for and double up Image Award nominations. You can't serve two masters, Michael. Yeah, that Kota was born in New York City. He landed his first acting job at age 19, playing a fellow on stage. Kota was nominated for an Emmy for playing Edie Amine in the 1976 TV movie raid on and to be paying tribute to kowtow director Ava Duvernay rights. He's one of those actors who deserved more than the parts he got. He took those parts and made them wonderful. All the same Elizabeth

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