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Yaphet Kotto
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Yaphet Kotto

Played villain Dr. Kananga in the Bond film 'Live & Let Die'
Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Frederick Kotto

Age

77 (approx.)

Born

Monday 01 Jan 1940

Yaphet Kotto
Bio Details

Full name

Yaphet Frederick Kotto

Gender

Male

Age

77 (approx.)

Date of birth

Monday 01 Jan 1940

Birth place

New York City, New York, USA

Occupations

Actor

Film Director

Scriptwriter

Screenwriter (1972)

Education

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States

Groundbreaking

Kotto was the first black man to play a villain when he portrayed Dr. Kananga in the bond film 'Live & Let Die' in 1973.  He was also the first black man to kill a white man in a major Hollywood movie - the film 'The Liberation of L. B. Jones'.
Kotto claims he can trace his family back to Cameroonian royalty, and that he also has a connection to the British Royal family.  In his book "Royalty" he claims he is the great-great-grandson of Queen victoria, following a liaison between Princess Nakande of Cameroon and Prince Edward VII.  However, this has been denied by Buckingham Palace.
Kotto states that growing up black and jewish in the Bronx resulted in quite a lot of fist fights on a Friday!  His father converted to Judaism in Cameroon before emigrating to Harlem in the 1920s, and changing his name from  Njoki Manga Bell to Abraham Kotto. 

Partners of 
Yaphet Kotto

Tessie Kotto

Married

May 1997

Rosemary Gayon

Brief Liaison

brief liaison from about Jan 1994
until before May 1997

Toni Kotto

Divorced

3 children together

married 1974
divorce about 1981

Rita Kotto

Divorced

3 children together

married about 1960
divorce about 1974

Yaphet Kotto Children

Natasha Kotto

born 1966, age 51 (approx.)
with Rita Kotto

Frederick Kotto

born 1968, age 49 (approx.)
with Rita Kotto

Robert Kotto

born 1972, age 45 (approx.)
with Rita Kotto

Sarada Kotto

born 1977, age 40 (approx.)
with Toni Kotto

Mirabai Kotto

born 1979, age 38 (approx.)
with Toni Kotto

Salina Kotto

born 1981, age 36 (approx.)
with Toni Kotto

Yaphet Kotto Partner(s) Other Children

Trivia

Yaphet Kotto Family

Yaphet Kotto's parents:

Yaphet Kotto's father was Abraham Kotto Yaphet Kotto's mother was Gladys Kotto


Yaphet Kotto's children:

Yaphet Kotto's daughter is Natasha Kotto Yaphet Kotto's son is Frederick Kotto Yaphet Kotto's son is Robert Kotto Yaphet Kotto's daughter is Sarada Kotto Yaphet Kotto's daughter is Mirabai Kotto Yaphet Kotto's daughter is Salina Kotto


Yaphet Kotto's current partners:

Yaphet Kotto's wife is Tessie Kotto


Yaphet Kotto's former partners:

Yaphet Kotto had a brief liaison with Rosemary Gayon Yaphet Kotto's former wife is Toni Kotto Yaphet Kotto's former wife is Rita Kotto


Yaphet Kotto FameChain Links

James Bond Villains

1973

Other people in this association:

Sir Christopher Lee, CBE 1974

Woody Allen 1967

Sir Ian McKellen 2010

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