Saturday, August 3, 2013

RIP Jozef Adamovič

Actor Jozef Adamovič co-founder of the Academy of Arts has died.
On Friday August 2, 2013 the well-known Slovak actor Joseph Adamovič died at 74. He was co-founder of the Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, with his wife-actress Božidara Turzonovová.
Jozef Adamovič was a Slovak theater and film actor, teacher and director He appeared in more than 120 television productions, series and film projects, and was the winner of Slovak Literary Fund .
Adamovič played in films during his studies. He graduated in 1956 and then went to Bratislava, where in 1960 he graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts. In the same year he became a member of the Slovak National Theatre, where he worked until 1991. He created 60 theatrical characters (Cornelle: Cid, Gozzi: The King Stag, Goldoni: Dance Teacher, Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II., King Lear, Edgar, Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac). Initially he played the romantic figure, later in his first film role he was a realistic tragic character. Jozef appeared in one Euro-western: "The Sons of Great Bear" (1966) as Tschapa.
His wife is actress Božidara Turzonovová. Both were active in Banska Bystrica Academy of Arts, and Joseph was a co-founder of the college and lecturer at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He leaves his wife and two children Andrea and Lucia.

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