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September 29, 2020

Nonagenarian actor Radu Beligan gets Walk of Fame star on World Theatre Day

Actor Radu Beligan will have a star of his own on the Bucharest Walk of Fame dedicated to the great Romanian film and theatre figures, Mediafax quoted the Metropolis Theatre, the project’s originator, as announcing.

Radu Beligan, born on Dec. 14, 1918, has had a rich career in theatre, film, television and radio, during which he acted in several celebrated roles of Romanian and universal artistic masterpieces. He has also directed plays, among which “The Egotist” by Jean Anouilh, “The Lost Letter” by I.L. Caragiale, “The Doctor in Spite of Himself” by J.M.B. Moliere, “Strangers in the Night” by Eric Assous. Beligan was director of the Comedy Theatre in Bucharest, 1961-1969, and of the Bucharest national Theatre, 1969 to 1990. Also, he was a professor at the Institute of Theatre and Film, 1950-1965, and became honourary member of the Romanian Academy in 2004, in recognition of his outstanding activity in the art field. He received several decorations, of which The Loyal Service Order in Rank of Grand Officer, The Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Gold Star and Sash, and Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, awarded by France. He is also Doctor Honoris Causa of the I.L. Caragiale National University of Theatrical Art and Cinematography.

Walk of Fame is a Bucharest space dedicated to the artistic values of Romanian film and theatre located in the Time Square, in the proximity of the “Cocor” store and the historic downtown district. Beligan is the third artistic personality, after Florin Piersic last January and Victor Rebenciuc, in February, to get a star of his own. The World Theatre Day was created in 1961 by the International theatre Institute and is celebrated annually on March 27.

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