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Famous Romanian actress Marga Barbu passed away

The actress Marga Barbu died on Tuesday evening at the Emergency Hospital in Floreasca due to an older heart condition, Hospital Manager Prof. Dr. Claudiu Turculet declared.

According to Turculet, the actress had a heart disease and pulmonary hypertension for a long time, and she was hospitalized on many occasions to the Floreasca Emergency Hospital. The actress Marga Barbu was highly popular among Romanian film lovers for her characters Anita from the “Haidouks” series and Agatha from the “Margelatu” series, featuring her as Florin Piersic’s costar. Marga Barbu was born on February 24, 1929 in Ocna Sugatag, in Maramures, and graduated the Theatre Institute of Bucharest (1950). Afterwards, she was cast in over 30 film productions. She was married to writer Eugen Barbu, who also authored, beside Nicolae Paul Mihai, the screenplays for the “Margelatu” and “Haidouks” series. In 2004, Marga Barbu won the National Order “Faithful Service” in the Rank of Knight, offered as a sign of appreciation for her long artistic career.

Throughout her activity, the actress also won the award of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (ACIN) for the “Haidouks,” “Urmarirea,” “Facerea lumii” in 1971 and won the ACIN Award in 1986 for the film “Domnisoara Aurica.”

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