Tuesday, July 5, 2011

RIP Dusan Janićijević

Dusan Janićijević a giant of the Yugoslav and Serbian cinema, died this morning July 5, 2011. He was 79. Dusan died at his home in Grgurju, Blace, Serbia. Born on April 27, 1932 in Grgurju, he graduated from the Theatre Academy in Belgrade. He began his film work as a student and starred in "Stojan Mutikasa" (1954) which won the Golden Arena at the first Yugoslavia Film Festival in Pula. Since then he appeared in over 500 films and television series. His last role was in the film "Revolt" (2011) which is post production. For over 60 years he played in many theaters in a string of roles. His book Memories was published two weeks ago. In it he recounts his life and his career. Dusan appeared in three Euro-westerns "Flaming Frontier", "Rampage at Apache Wells" (both 1965) and "The Jack London Story" (1973). His body will be transferred to Belgrade where the date of his cremation set.

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