Estonian movie stars died in 2011

Here are 1 famous actors from Estonia died in 2011:

Jaanus Orgulas

Jaanus Orgulas (July 5, 1927 Vaivara-August 13, 2011) was an Estonian actor.

He started his career at the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia and later joined the Estonian Drama Theatre in Tallinn. Orgulas was known for his versatile acting abilities and played a variety of roles on stage, including Shakespearean characters. He also appeared in several films, such as "Elavad pildid" (1957) and "Jüri Rumm" (1974). In addition to acting, Orgulas was also involved in directing and teaching younger actors. He received numerous awards during his career, including the Estonian State Award in 1969 and the Order of the White Star, 4th Class in 2002.

Throughout his career, Jaanus Orgulas gained widespread recognition for his outstanding contributions to Estonian theater and cinema. He was also a well-regarded drama teacher, having taught at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater. Besides his notable work on stage and screen, Orgulas was a writer and translator of plays. Notably, he translated William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" into Estonian in the 1980s, which was widely praised for its accuracy and poetic style. Orgulas was considered a leading figure in Estonian theater and is remembered as an important influencer in the development of the country's cultural scene.

In addition to his professional achievements, Jaanus Orgulas was also known for his involvement in Estonian cultural organizations. He was a member of the Estonian Writers' Union and the Estonian Theatre Union, and was heavily involved in promoting the performing arts in the country. Orgulas was also involved in politics, serving as a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR from 1975 to 1991. After Estonia regained its independence in 1991, he continued to be active in political and social affairs, and was a vocal advocate for the preservation of Estonian language and culture. Jaanus Orgulas passed away in 2011 at the age of 84, leaving behind a legacy of artistic and cultural contributions that continue to influence Estonian theater and cinema to this day.

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