Bulgarian movie stars died at 78

Here are 1 famous actors from Bulgaria died at 78:

Dimitar Peshev

Dimitar Peshev (June 25, 1894 Kyustendil-February 20, 1973 Sofia) a.k.a. Димитър Пешев or Dimiter peshev was a Bulgarian politician and actor.

He served as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and was a member of the Bulgarian parliament during World War II. Peshev is best known for his courageous act of defying the anti-Semitic policies of the Bulgarian government by leading a group of politicians, clergymen, and intellectuals in preventing the deportation of around 48,000 Bulgarian Jews to the Nazi death camps. He was later arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to death by the Communist government for his opposition to their policies, but his sentence was changed to life imprisonment after international pressure. Peshev was eventually released in 1962 and continued to be a prominent figure in Bulgarian politics until his death. In addition to his political career, Peshev was also a well-known actor in Bulgaria and appeared in several films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was posthumously awarded the title "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, for his courageous efforts to save the Bulgarian Jews.

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