Czechoslovakian movie stars died in 1971

Here are 2 famous actors from Czechoslovakia died in 1971:

František Šlégr

František Šlégr (November 4, 1894 Prague-October 22, 1971 Letovice) a.k.a. Frantisek Slégr or Franz Schleger was a Czechoslovakian actor.

He was best known for his roles in the films "Le miracle des loups" (1924), "Nudités" (1933) and "The Boys from the Barracks" (1935). In addition to his film work, Šlégr was also a well-known stage actor and appeared in numerous plays throughout his career. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, he was banned from performing due to his opposition to the regime. After the war, he returned to the stage and continued to act until his death in 1971. In recognition of his contributions to Czechoslovakian cinema, Šlégr was awarded the Order of Merit in 1955.

Born in Prague, František Šlégr started his acting career at the young age of 18. He first appeared on stage in the role of Romeo in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". He soon became a star of the Czechoslovakian acting scene and was known for his powerful performances and on-stage presence. His film career started in the 1920s, and he quickly gained popularity with audiences for his performances in various movies.

Despite being banned during the war, Šlégr continued to defy the regime by performing in underground theater productions for the resistance movement. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, he was a well-respected figure in the cultural scene and was celebrated as one of the greatest actors of his generation. He continued to work in theater until his death in 1971.

Besides his acting career, Šlégr was also a passionate collector of antiques and was particularly interested in clocks and watches. Some of his collection is still on display in the National Museum in Prague. Šlégr was married twice, and he had two sons.

Josef Gruss

Josef Gruss (March 9, 1908 Prague-April 12, 1971 Prague) also known as J. Gruss was a Czechoslovakian actor and screenwriter.

Gruss began his career as an actor on stage in Prague, but later moved to film and television. He appeared in over 40 Czech films throughout his career, including the critically acclaimed "Marketa Lazarová" (1967). He also wrote scripts for several films, including "The Emperor and the Golem" (1952), which he co-wrote with director Martin Frič.

During World War II, Gruss was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, but was later released. He went on to become a respected member of the Czechoslovakian film industry and was known for his talent as both an actor and writer.

Gruss also served as a professor at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, where he taught acting and screenwriting. He was a beloved figure in Czechoslovakia's cultural scene and his contributions to the country's film industry were widely celebrated.

In addition to his work as an actor and screenwriter, Gruss was also a prominent figure in Prague's theatrical community. He co-founded the Theatre on the Balustrade, a renowned experimental theater that became a hub for emerging artists in the 1950s and 60s. Gruss was known for his innovative and daring approach to theater, and his plays often pushed the boundaries of traditional storytelling. He was also a prolific writer, and his plays and screenplays were widely produced and performed throughout Czechoslovakia. Gruss remained active in the arts until his death in 1971, and his work continues to be celebrated as a vital part of Czechoslovakia's cultural heritage.

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