Actress Margareta Pogonat died on Sunday, aged 81, due to cancer, daughter of the artist Anca Rusescu told Mediafax. The body will be placed at the chapel of Iancu Nou cemetery in Bucharest, and the burial will take place on Tuesday, at noon. Margareta Pogonat was born on March 6, 1933 in Iasi, her mother being an actress and her father a politician. She graduated the Institute of Theatre Art and Cinema in Bucharest in 1959 under Professor Alexandru Finti, and then her debut was in the theatre play “Two lottery tickets.” Margareta Pogonat worked as theatre stage director, staging shows such as “Someone is going to come (by Jon Fosse), “The horses in the window (Matei Visniec), and “A taste of honey (Shelagh Delaney). She also taught acting classes at the university. In 2009, Margareta Pogonat was awarded the UNITER prize for her entire activity.