Tuesday, December 6, 2022

RIP Mihail ‘Miha’ Baloh


Slovenian actor Mihail Baloh died on December 6, 2022. He was 94. Born in Jesenice, Slovenia, Yugoslavia on June 21, 1928 Miha started participating in local theatre productions after the World War II and eventually enrolled in the AGRFT in Ljubljana, from where he graduated in 1952. In 1953, he began collaboration with the Permanent Slovene Theatre in Trieste. There he worked with the director Jože Babič who also offered him his first major film role. From 1967, he also worked on international productions on projects such as the Austrian TV comedy series ‘Leni’, in several German Winnetou films and a French-German series on Omer Pasha.He continued to work in the theatre throughout his career. Miha was married to actress Štefka Drolc in the 1940s and they had a child Rena in 1942. Baloh was awarded the Bert Award for Lifetime Achievement [2014]. Miha appeared in six Euro-westerns: “Frontier Hellcat” 1964 (‘Reverend’ Weller); “The Desperado Trail” 1965 (Gomez); “The Halfbreed” 1966 (judge); “Thunder at the Border” 1966 (Captain Luis Sanchez Quilvera); “The Hellhounds of Alaska” 1972 (Buffins) and ‘The Jack London Story’ (TV) – 1973.

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