Bulgarian movie stars died in 1996

Here are 1 famous actresses from Bulgaria died in 1996:

Ljuba Welitsch

Ljuba Welitsch (July 10, 1913 Slavyanovo, Targovishte Province-September 1, 1996 Vienna) also known as Ljuba Velickova was a Bulgarian singer and actor.

She studied singing in Sofia, Bulgaria and later in Vienna where she made her debut as an operatic soprano in 1938. She quickly gained international recognition for her performances, particularly in the works of Richard Strauss, and became known as one of the leading sopranos of her time.

Welitsch's career was interrupted by World War II but she continued to perform secretly in underground concerts for soldiers and prisoners. After the war, she returned to Vienna and resumed her performing career. She made her American debut in 1949 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where she was an immediate sensation.

In addition to her operatic work, Welitsch also appeared in several films and was known for her work in operetta. She retired from performing in 1972 and lived a reclusive life until her death in 1996.

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