Czechoslovakian movie stars born in 1904

Here are 6 famous actors from Czechoslovakia were born in 1904:

Emil František Burian

Emil František Burian (June 11, 1904 Pilsen-August 9, 1959 Prague) also known as E.F. Burian or Emil Frantisek Burian was a Czechoslovakian composer, film score composer, poet, journalist, actor, singer, playwright and musician. He had one child, Jan Burian.

E.F. Burian's contributions to Czech culture and arts were immense. He was a founding member of the avant-garde theatre group Devětsil in the 1920s and later founded his own theatre company called D34. He wrote more than 30 plays and operas, many of which were staged by his own theatre company. He was also a prolific poet and wrote articles and reviews for various newspapers and magazines.

During the Nazi regime in Czechoslovakia, Burian was imprisoned in several concentration camps, including Terezín and Buchenwald. After his release, he returned to Czechoslovakia and continued his work in theatre and music. He wrote the libretto for Bohuslav Martinů's opera Juliette and composed the music for several films.

Burian's works reflect his interest in the psychology of human behaviour and the complex relationships between individuals and society. His unconventional approach to theatre and music, as well as his willingness to experiment and push boundaries, earned him a place as one of the most influential cultural figures of Czechoslovakia in the 20th century.

Samuel Adamcík

Samuel Adamcík (July 23, 1904 Bohunice, Levice District-July 10, 1984 Bratislava) otherwise known as S. Adamcík or Samuel Adamčík was a Czechoslovakian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s, performing in various theaters in Slovakia. In the 1930s, he appeared in several Czech and Slovak films, including "The Company's in Love", which brought him national attention. During World War II, he was briefly imprisoned for his involvement in the resistance movement against the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. After the war, he continued to act in films, as well as on stage and radio. He was also known for his work as a dubbing actor, providing the voice for various foreign films and television shows that were shown in Czechoslovakia. He was one of the most prominent actors of his generation and contributed greatly to the development of Slovakian and Czech theater and film.

Martin Hollý

Martin Hollý (June 8, 1904 Ostrava-October 1, 1965) also known as Martin Hollý st., Martin Hollý starší or Martin Holly was a Czechoslovakian actor. He had one child, Martin Hollý.

Martin Hollý studied acting at the State Conservatory in Prague and debuted on stage in 1927. He then worked at various theaters in Czechoslovakia, including the National Theater in Prague. Hollý also appeared in more than 50 films, becoming one of the most popular actors in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s. He was known for his talent in both dramatic and comedic roles.

During World War II, Hollý was persecuted by the Gestapo for his involvement in the resistance movement. After the war, he continued his successful career in film and theater. In addition to his work as an actor, Hollý also served as a judge for the Czech Lion Awards, the most prestigious film awards in the Czech Republic.

Hollý passed away in 1965 at the age of 61. His legacy is remembered not only as an accomplished actor, but also as a brave and patriotic individual who stood up for his beliefs during a difficult time in history.

František Černý

František Černý (July 2, 1904 Prague-January 18, 1963 Prague) otherwise known as Franta Cerný, Cerný or Frantisek Cerný was a Czechoslovakian actor.

He was born in Prague and started his acting career in the 1920s. In the 1930s, he began appearing in films and became a popular character actor. He appeared in over 70 films during his career and was particularly well-known for his comedic roles.

During World War II, Černý was active in the resistance against the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. As a result, he was imprisoned in concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

After the war, Černý returned to acting and continued to work in films, as well as theater and television. He was awarded the Order of Merit for his contributions to Czech culture in 1955.

Černý died in Prague in 1963 at the age of 58. He is remembered as one of the most beloved actors in Czechoslovakia's history.

Milan Beran

Milan Beran (June 1, 1904 Prague-October 25, 1976 Bratislava) a.k.a. Míla Beran or Miroslav Beran was a Czechoslovakian actor.

Beran had a prolific acting career spanning several decades, appearing in various stage, film, and television productions. He began his acting career in 1928 and quickly became known for his powerful and versatile performances. Beran was particularly known for his work in the Czech New Wave cinema of the 1960s, appearing in several acclaimed films such as "Black Peter" and "The Firemen's Ball".

In addition to his acting work, Beran was also a respected writer and translator. He began writing plays in the 1930s, and his work was frequently performed in theaters throughout Czechoslovakia. As a translator, Beran was instrumental in bringing the works of esteemed playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams to Czech audiences.

Beran was widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation and was honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He passed away in Bratislava in 1976, leaving behind a rich legacy in Czech and Slovakian cinema and theater.

Vladimír Borský

Vladimír Borský (March 2, 1904 Prague-October 24, 1962 Prague) also known as Wladimir Borsky or V. Borský was a Czechoslovakian actor, film director and screenwriter.

He began his career as a stage actor in the 1920s before transitioning to film in the 1930s. He acted in over 40 films throughout his career, including the classic Czechoslovakian film "The Shop on Main Street". Borský also directed and wrote several films, including the comedic film "Lemonade Joe" which became a cult classic in Czechoslovakia. In addition to his work in film, Borský was also a prominent theater director and worked at theaters in Prague, Bratislava, and Ostrava. Despite his successful career, Borský was closely monitored by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia due to his membership in the National Alliance, a conservative political party. He died in Prague in 1962 at the age of 58.

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