Here are 2 famous actors from Czechoslovakia died in 1980:
Jan Werich (February 6, 1905 Prague-October 31, 1980 Prague) otherwise known as The Wise Clown, Werich, Y. Verikh, J.W. Rich or Y. Verich was a Czechoslovakian actor, playwright, screenwriter and writer. His child is called Jana Werichová.
Werich co-founded the Czechoslovakian avant-garde theatrical group Osvobozené divadlo (Liberated Theatre) alongside writer Jiří Voskovec in 1926. He was known for his humorous and satirical plays that often criticized the political situation in Czechoslovakia. During World War II, he was forced to flee to the United States where he continued to write and perform in Czechoslovakian community theatres. He returned to Czechoslovakia in 1945 and continued to act on stage and in films until his death in 1980. Werich's work has had a significant impact on Czech culture and he is considered one of the most important figures in Czech theatre and literature.
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Václav Lohniský (November 5, 1920 Holice-February 18, 1980 Jilemnice) also known as V. Lohniský or V. Lohnisky was a Czechoslovakian actor and film director. His child is called Michaela Lohniská.
Lohniský began his acting career in theatre during the 1940s and went on to appear in numerous Czech films. He is perhaps best known for his roles in classic Czech films such as "The Cremator" and "The Shop on Main Street", both of which received international acclaim. In addition to his acting work, Lohniský also directed several films, including "The Revolution of Coal Miners" and "The Blue Light". He was a lifelong member of the Communist Party and served as an elected representative in the Czechoslovakian parliament from 1964 until his death in 1980. Despite his political affiliation, Lohniský was widely respected for his talent as an actor and a filmmaker, and his contributions to Czech cinema continue to be celebrated today.
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