Slovak actors died in 1982

Here are 3 famous actors from Slovakia died in 1982:

Ivan Mistrík

Ivan Mistrík (October 15, 1935 Bratislava-June 8, 1982 Bratislava) was a Slovak actor.

Mistrík studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and began his career in theater before transitioning to film and television. He starred in numerous films and television shows throughout his career, becoming one of the most recognized faces in Slovak cinema.

Mistrík was also a vocal advocate for democracy and human rights under communist rule in Czechoslovakia. He was a signatory of Charter 77, a document calling for the government to uphold basic human rights and liberties. This led to persecution by the authorities, including being banned from his profession and placed under surveillance.

Despite facing these obstacles, Mistrík continued to be a prominent figure in the cultural and political landscape of Slovakia. He was posthumously awarded the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, one of the highest honors in the Czech Republic, for his contributions to the arts and democracy.

Mistrík gained worldwide recognition for his role in the 1965 film, The Shop on Main Street, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also appeared in other notable films such as The Sun in a Net, Birds, Orphans and Fools, and The Sweet Days of Discipline. In addition to acting, Mistrík also worked as a director and screenwriter, including for the film To See the Blue Skies.In his personal life, Mistrík was married to actress Božidara Turzonovová and they had two children together. He passed away at the age of 46 from a heart attack. Mistrík's legacy as a talented actor and activist for democracy in Czechoslovakia continues to be celebrated in Slovakia today. A theater in Bratislava is named after him, as well as a street in Prague.

Ludovít Gresso

Ludovít Gresso (January 3, 1916 Zvolen-February 8, 1982 Nitra) also known as Ludovit Gressó or Ľudovít Greššo was a Slovak actor.

He was a prominent actor in Slovak theatre and film during the 20th century. Gresso studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. He worked at several theaters throughout his career, including the Slovak National Theater, and appeared in over 50 films. His famous roles in Slovak cinema include "Janosik" (1944), "Ikarie XB 1" (1963) and "Zbehovia a pútnici" (1968). Gresso was also a revered educator and was a professor at the Theater Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava for many years. His legacy has left a lasting impact on Slovakian theater and film, and he remains a beloved figure in Slovakian cultural history.

In addition to his acting career, Ludovit Gresso was also a notable stage director. He directed performances at various Slovak theaters, including the Slovak National Theater, and was known for his innovative approach to staging classic plays. Gresso was also involved in the cultural and political life of Slovakia and was a member of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the State Award for Artistic Achievements in 1954 and the Pribina Cross, one of Slovakia's highest honors, in 1976. Despite his success, Gresso remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death at the age of 66.

Branislav Koren

Branislav Koren (March 10, 1921 Martin-September 10, 1982 Bratislava) a.k.a. Bronislav Koren was a Slovak actor.

He began his acting career in the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava and appeared in numerous productions throughout his career. In addition to his work in theater, Koren also appeared in several films, including "Jánošík" and "The Last Carriage." He was known for his distinct voice and his ability to portray complex characters, and he was highly regarded by both audiences and critics alike. In 1964, he was awarded the title of "Merited Artist" for his contributions to Slovak theater and film.

Koren was born to a Slovak family in Martin, in what is now Slovakia. After completing his education, he moved to Bratislava, where he began his career in acting. He quickly gained attention for his talent and was soon cast in leading roles in many productions.

During his career, Koren worked with many of the most prominent Slovak actors and directors of his time. He was known for his dedication to his craft, and his ability to bring depth and nuance to his performances.

In addition to his work in theater and film, Koren was also a prolific voice actor. He lent his voice to many radio dramas, documentaries, and animated productions, and his distinctive voice became well-known to audiences throughout Slovakia.

Koren remained active in his work until his death in 1982. Today, he is remembered as one of the most talented and influential actors in Slovak history. His legacy continues to inspire aspiring actors and theater makers across the country.

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