Mary Twala (1939–2020)


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Mary Twala was born on September 14, 1939 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is known for her work on This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2019), The Dark Tower (2017) and Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014). She was married to Ndaba Mhlongo. She died on July 4, 2020 in Johannesburg. See full bio »

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Known For

The Dark Tower Bell Lady
(2017)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Boipatong Girls' Grandmother
(2013)

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  Comatose (completed)
Nana
 2020 Black Is King
Mary Twala
 2019 This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
Mantoa (as Mary Twala Mhlongo)
 2018 Frank & Fearless
Gogo
 2017 The Dark Tower
Bell Lady
 2017 Beyond the River
Gogo
 2016 Wonder Boy for President
Vicky Sibanyoni
 2016 Roots (TV Mini Series)
Nyo Boto
- Part 1 (2016) ... Nyo Boto
 2015 Wallander (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The White Lioness (2015) ... Elderly Woman
 2014 Leading Lady
Sarah Novuka
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Boipatong Girls' Grandmother
 2013 Of Good Report
Esther Sithole
 2012 Strike Back (TV Series)
Granny Waabri
- Vengeance, Part 1 (2012) ... Granny Waabri
 2011/IV Lucky
Dudu
 2011 Paradise Stop
Ma Putting
 2010 Hopeville
Ma Dolly
 2010 State of Violence
Sophie
 2010 Life, Above All
Mrs. Gulubane
 2010 Wild at Heart (TV Series)
Duduzile
- Episode #5.2 (2010) ... Duduzile
 2009 Ella's Mystery (TV Movie)
Saartjie
 2009 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series)
Mma Potsane
- The Boy with an African Heart (2009) ... Mma Potsane
 2009 Hopeville (TV Series)
Ma Dolly
 2009 Das Traumhotel (TV Series)
Noemi
- Kap der Guten Hoffnung (2009) ... Noemi
 2007 Ghost Son
Leleti
 2007 Ubizo: The Calling (TV Series)
Mary
 2006 Cuppen (TV Movie)
Gogo
 2003 Beat the Drum
Ntombi
 2003 Eine Liebe in Afrika (TV Movie)
Oma
 2001 Malunde
Grandmother Khumalo
 1996 Passeur d'enfants (TV Series)
Twinga
- L'enfant de Soweto (1996) ... Twinga
 1995 Waati
Grandmother
 1993 Die Sonkring II (TV Series)
Baby (1993)
 1993 Friends
Grace
 1992 Sarafina!
Sarafina's Grandmother
 1991 Taxi to Soweto
Fedora
 1989 Inkom' Edla Yodwa (TV Series) (1989)
 1988 Diamond in the Rough
Zulu Diviner
 1988 Mapantsula
Woman in Crowd
 1986 Strike Force
Mrs. Celle
 1985 Bad Company
Mother Mazibuko
 1984 Stoney: The One and Only
Mrs. Radebe
 1975 Ikati Elimnyama
Warehouse worker (uncredited)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (2 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Mary Twala Mhlongo
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Trivia:

She was the mother of television presenter, radio personality, choreographer, actor and singer, Somizi Mhlongo.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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