Alexandru Giugaru

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Alexandru Giugaru
Born (1897-06-23)23 June 1897
Huși, Romania
Died 15 March 1986(1986-03-15) (aged 88)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation Actor
Years active 1916–1968

Alexandru Giugaru (23 June 1897 - 15 March 1986)[1] was a Romanian stage and film actor.

Born in Huși, Fălciu (present day Vaslui County), Romania, Giugaru began his stage career in 1916 after graduating from school in Cuza Voda[disambiguation needed] and studying at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Bucharest, Romania. After performing on various stages in Romania - including the National Theatre in Bucharest - he made the transition to film in 1925's Nabadaile Cleopatrei. Between 1925 and his retirement from the film industry in 1968, he appeared in over twenty films. His last film role before retirement was in 1968's Rapirea fecioarelor, directed by Dinu Cocea and starring Toma Caragiu and Marga Barbu.[2]

For his work on stage and film he obtained the title of Emeritus Artist and State Prize in 1964. Today, the House of Culture in the city of Huși bears his name[3] and there is a street named after him in Bucharest (Strada Alexandru Giugaru).[4]

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Alexandru Giugaru had two children; a son and a daughter. He died in the Romanian capital of Bucharest 1986. In 2004, his daughter Alexandrina brought accusations against Societatea Română de Televiziune for "piracy" for using images of her father and his voice to promote the television station.[5]

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