Here are 2 famous actors from Czechoslovakia died in 1970:
Jaroslav Vojta (December 27, 1888 Kutná Hora-April 20, 1970 Prague) also known as Jaroslav Vojta-Jurný was a Czechoslovakian actor.
He began his acting career in 1912 at the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague and later performed in various theaters throughout Czechoslovakia. Vojta also appeared in several Czech films, including the 1937 film "Krakatit" and the 1949 film "Důrazné léto". He was a versatile actor, able to perform both comedic and serious roles with ease. Vojta was known for his expressive face and physical comedy, making him a beloved figure in Czech theater and film. Additionally, he was also a talented translator, having translated many Shakespearean plays and other works from English to Czech. Despite retiring from acting in 1956, Vojta remained active in theater and was awarded the title of "National Artist" in 1962.
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Čeněk Šlégl (September 30, 1893 Prague-February 17, 1970 Prague) also known as Vincenc Schlögel, C. Schlögel or C. Slégel was a Czechoslovakian film director, actor and screenwriter.
Šlégl began his career in the film industry as an actor, appearing in numerous Czech films during the silent era. However, he is perhaps best known for his work as a director and screenwriter, with some of his notable films including "Bílá nemoc" (White Plague), "Jánošík" and "Ulička v ráji" (Street in Paradise).
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia in World War II, Šlégl continued to work in the film industry, although he was not able to make the films he wanted to due to censorship. After the war, he continued his successful career as a director and screenwriter, and was highly regarded in the Czechoslovakian film industry.
Šlégl was also a professor of film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He passed away in 1970 at the age of 76, but his contributions to Czechoslovakian cinema continue to be remembered and celebrated to this day.
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