Saturday, October 4, 2014

Remembering Ferenc Bencze

Ferenc Bencze was born on October 4, 1924 in Nagyvárad, Oradea, Bihor, Romania. A part of the Oradea State Theatre troupe in 1945 where he began as a member of the choir and dancers. Ferenc an active athlete (football, table tennis, basketball, from 1949 until 1950 and a professional soccer player and from 1958 was a member of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj.
He began his film career in “Akasztottak erdeje” starring Liviu Ciulei, directed by Liviu Rebreanu which was taken from the novel. He was a guest actor in 1970, in Peter Bacsó’s featured film “Kitörés”. He moved to Hungary in 1977 and became a member of the MAFILM theater company. At the 1978 Cairo Film Festival he won the Best Actor Award. He was hired in 1984 as a member of the The Veszprém Petőfi Theatre.
Ferenc appeared in only one Euro-western as Harry Shot in “Armed and Very Dangerous” (1977).
Ferenc Bencze died in Budapest, Hungary on September 7, 1990.
Today we remember Ferenc Bencze on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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