Wednesday, November 28, 2018

RIP Lubomír Kostelka

Veteran Czech theater, film and TV actor Lubomír Kostelka died of a heart attack in a Prague hospital on November 28, 2018. He was 91. Kostelka was born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia on March 31, 1927, He was one of the most popular Czech actors of the 20th century, although he was seen mostly in minor and TV roles. Kostelka had only one major role, that one in Pavel Juráček's “Případ pro začínajícího kata” (1969) and he was very proud of it. For children, however, for many years he was mainly known as grandfather Lubin in ‘The Magic Kindergarten’, and his role in the TV series ‘Ranc U Zelené sedmy’ (1998-2005) was also significant. Kostelka appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Massacre at Marble City” (1964) as the bartender and “The Claim at Deaf Creek” (1972) as Bill Rogers).   


  1. On the picture is not Lubomír Kostelka. Here is a picture of his from the movie The Claim at Deaf Creek (on the left, with Rudolf Hrušínský)

  2. Thanks for the correction Oik. I saw the picture you referenced but couldn't isolate Lubomir. I've replaced the incorrect photo with another.