Mosko Alkalai

Mosko Alkalai (10 March 1931 – 1 April 2008) was an Israeli stage and film actor. He was best known a for a string of hits including Blaumilch Canal, The Fox in the Chicken Coop and Yana's Friends. Alkalai's career in acting started relatively late, though his career in film and theaters roles spanned 40 years. He appeared in dozens of Israeli films and theater pieces. 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. Mosko Alkalai died of respiratory failure in Tel Aviv at the age of 77 on April 1, 2008. He had undergone surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center several weeks prior to his death, but never recovered. His casket was placed at the Habima Theatre in Tel Aviv, before he was buried at Kiryat Shaul Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Rodika, and their two sons, Ron and Shai.


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