Sunday, December 11, 2011

RIP Vida Jerman

Stage, film and television actress Vida Jerman died suddenly yesterday December 10th in Zagreb, in the 72nd year of her life. Vida Jerman appeared in hundreds of theater roles, a number of achievements in Croatian films, but also a number of international film roles with actors such as Omar Sharif, Meryl Streep, Yula Brynner, James Coburn and others, reminds portal Croatian Cultural Council. She achieved an impressive range of roles, among which are those of Miss Mariana in "Tko pjeva zlo ne misli", SS čuvarice u "Sophie’s Choice", Ljerke u "Oficiru s ružom" i Hanžikine žene u filmu "Sokol ga nije volio".
Vida Jerman was born in Zagreb on April 28,1939. She graduated in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Art, but she studied English, Italian and Spanish at the Faculty of Arts. In October 1997, with a group of actors from Zagreb she founded a registered theater troupe Ponte (Bridge), for which she was the art director. Jerman was also a longtime member of the World Esperanto Association (UEA) and she was an expert delegate to the theater, and in June 1997, was awarded the Order of  Croatian for her contribution to theater arts, and for special merit in presenting Croatian culture in the country and abroad. For the last few decades Vida Jerman was a member of the Theatre Cherry and played in a series of performances for children and adolescents. Vida appeared as a saloon girl in the 1968 Euro-western "Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death".

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