Sandër Prosi

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Sandër Prosi
Born Aleksandër Prosi
(1920-01-06)6 January 1920
Shkodër, Albania
Died 24 March 1985(1985-03-24) (aged 65)
Durres, Albania
Occupation Actor, violine player
Years active 1947–1985
Spouse(s) Filomena Prosi

Sandër Prosi (6 January 1920 – 24 March 1985), born Aleksandër Prosi, was an Albanian actor of Aromanian origin. He has been given the People's Artist of Albania award by the Albanian government.[1][2]

Life and work[edit]

Prosi was born in Shkodër, Albania, in January 1920. His family moved to Tirana, Albania when he was 14 and he graduated at Qemal Stafa High School, in Tirana, Albania.[3]

His first role was in William Tell drama from Schiller. He went to study dentistry in Vienna, Austria, but did not finish his studies. In 1947, he participates in the competition at the National Theatre of Albania and wins. He has interpreted more than 100 roles in the theater and in movies.

He has created unforgettable characters such as Vuksani in "The second face" (Albanian: Fytyra e dytë), Horatio in Hamlet, Otello in Otello, Miller in Intrigue and Love from Schiller, Dhaskal Todri in "Letter's way" (Albanian: Udha e shkronjave), Ismail Qemali in "Second November" (Albanian: Nëntori i Dytë), etc.

He was a professor in the Academy of Arts of Albania during 1962—1975.

His death in 1985 created many controversies in Albania, as it was talked as a suicide, these were just never proved gossips, and the media never reported his end of life as such. In 2010, Prosi was awarded the Honor of the Nation title (Albanian: Nder i Kombit) by the President of the Republic of Albania.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sander Prosi - Filmography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". NY Times. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Baxhul Merkaj. "Artisti i Popullit Sandër Prosi - Atdhetar i faktë në jetë dhe në art" (in Albanian). Shkoder.net. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Q. Stafa High School website. "Historiku". 
  4. ^ Kossova Press (2010-11-05). "Sandër Prosi nderohet me Urdhrin "Nderi i Kombit"".