Czechoslovakian movie stars died in 1968

Here are 3 famous actors from Czechoslovakia died in 1968:

Berthold Bartosch

Berthold Bartosch (December 29, 1893 Bohemia-November 13, 1968 Paris) also known as Berthold Bartose was a Czechoslovakian actor.

In addition to acting, Bartosch was a pioneering animator and filmmaker. He began his career in animation in the 1920s, creating short films and advertisements using stop-motion techniques. He is best known for his 1930 animated film "L'Idée," which was created using a technique called pinscreen animation, where images are created by manipulating pins to cast shadows. The film won critical acclaim and influenced the development of the animation industry. Bartosch later worked on other notable films, including "The Tale of the Fox" (1937) and "The Light of Asia" (1957). He spent much of his life in France and was considered a leading figure in French animation.

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Zdeněk Štěpánek

Zdeněk Štěpánek (September 22, 1896 Benešov-June 20, 1968 Prague) was a Czechoslovakian actor and screenwriter. He had four children, Petr Štěpánek, Jana Štěpánková, Martin Štěpánek and Kristina Taberyová.

Zdeněk Štěpánek began his career as an actor in the early 1920s, performing on stage in various plays. He soon moved on to film, appearing in his first movie in 1925. Over the course of his career, Štěpánek appeared in over 140 films, becoming one of the most prolific actors in Czechoslovakia.

In addition to his work as an actor, Štěpánek also wrote screenplays for a number of films. He collaborated with several prominent Czechoslovakian filmmakers, including Karel Zeman and František Vláčil.

Despite his success in the film industry, Štěpánek's personal life was marked by tragedy. During World War II, he lost his wife and two of his children in the Nazi concentration camps. Štěpánek himself was also briefly imprisoned in a concentration camp before being released.

After the war, Štěpánek returned to acting and continued to work in film until his death in 1968. He was awarded numerous honors during his career, including the National Artist award in 1955.

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Martin Frič

Martin Frič (March 29, 1902 Prague-August 26, 1968 Prague) also known as Martin Fritsch, Mac Fric, M. Fric or Martin Fric was a Czechoslovakian screenwriter, film director, film editor, actor, television director and writer.

Frič is considered one of the most prolific filmmakers in the history of Czechoslovakian cinema, having directed and contributed to over 100 films during his career. He was best known for his comedies and musicals, which often featured lively music, dance sequences, and fast-paced dialogue.

Frič began his career as a journalist, but eventually found his way into the film industry as an assistant director. His first film as a director was the 1926 silent film "A Dead Man Among the Living", which was followed by a string of successful films, including "The Bartered Bride" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor".

During World War II, Frič was banned from filmmaking by the German occupation forces, but he continued to work underground and even helped produce anti-Nazi propaganda films. After the war, he returned to filmmaking and continued to work prolifically until his death in 1968.

In addition to his work in film, Frič was also involved in television production and wrote several novels and plays. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Order of the White Lion and the Klement Gottwald State Prize.

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