Monday, November 3, 2014

Remembering Marcel Anghelescu

Marcel Anghelescu was born on November 3, 1909 in Craiova, Romania. Marcel was a famous Romanian film and theater actor. He graduate in 1933 from the "Dramatic Art Conservatory" of Chisinau, Romania. His stage career began in 1937 where he played character roles, predominantly in comedies such as  Pristanda in “A Lost Letter of Caragiale”, and the Fool in “King Lear by Shakespeare” on the stage of the National Theatre in Bucharest.
Marcel began his film career in 1943 and he would go on to appear in over 40 films retiring after an appearance in his only Euro-western “Severino” in 1977 playing the role of Nicolas.
Anghelescu was named Honored Artist of the Republic of Romanian People in 1953 "for special merits for valuable achievements in art and worthy activities and then the People's Artist of the Romanian People's Republic in 1964 for outstanding achievements in work in the field of theater, music, visual arts and cinema. He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit grade (1967) and also was awarded the State Prize.
Marcel died on February 22, 1977 in Bucharest, Romania.
Today we remember Marcel Anghelescu on what would have been his 105th birthday.

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