Sunday, March 12, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Mosko Alkalai

 [These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Mosko Alkalai was born in Bucharest, Romania on March 10, 1931, to a Romanian Sephardi-Jewish family, Alkalai's career in acting started relatively late, though his career in film and theater roles spanned 40 years. He appeared in dozens of Israeli films and theater productions. Alkalai was extremely active in professional organizations within the Israeli entertainment industry. He served as the chairman of the Israeli Union of Performing Arts. and was also a member of the Israeli Film Academy and the Israeli Arts Council. Alkalai was the 2003 winner of the Israeli Film Academy's lifetime Achievement Award.

He was best known for a string of hits including “Blaumilch Canal” (1969), “The Fox in the Chicken Coop” (1978) and “Yana's Friends” (1999).

Mosko Alkalai died of respiratory failure at the age of 77 on April 1, 2008, in Tel Aviv, Israel. He had undergone surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center several weeks prior to his death, but never recovered. He left a widow talent agent Rodika Alkalai (1968–2008) and sons Ron Alkalai, Shai Alkalai,

ALKALAI, Mosko (aka Moscu Alacalay, Moscu Alcalay, Mosco Alkalai, Moshe Alkalai, Mosku Alkalay) [3/10/1931, Bucharest, Romania – 4/1/2008, Tel Aviv, Israel (respiratory failure)] – theater, film, TV actor, married to talent agent Rodika Alkalai (1968–2008) father of Ron Alkalai, Shai Alkalai, awarded Israeli Film Academy's lifetime Achievement Award [2003].

Madron – 1970 (Claude)

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