|Born||July 18, 1902
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
|Died||November 15, 1985
|Other names||Bai Pano|
|Occupation||Film and Theater Actor
Dimitar Panov (Bulgarian: Димитър Панов) was a Bulgarian film and theater actor and director, born in 1902, deceased in 1985.
Biography and Career
Panov was born on July 18, 1902 in the town of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. He made his debut in 1955 on the stage of the Plovdiv Theater in the Chehov's play Five Small Comedies. He has continued to work with this theater not only as an actor but also being a director of such as plays as the classic Sluzhbogontsi by the eminent Bulgarian writer Ivan Vazov.
His debut in the cinema was in 1960 in the film The Road Is Going Through Belovir a story by Pavel Vezhinov directed by Petar B. Vasilev. In the film we can see Apostol Karamitev in the leading role of the engineer Petrov.
Panov fulfills his movie characters with a colorful presence in a unique comic manner. Just to emphasize the films We Were Young (1961), Hedgehogs Are Born Without Spines (1971) after the screenplay by Mormarevi Brothers, Farsighted for Two Diopters (1976), also written by Mormarevi, not to mention his role as Kalcho Kalchev in the satirical comedy Whale (1970).
The autobiographical book, written by him,"The Life is Only One" was published in 1983.
Dimitar Panov died in 1985 at the age of 83.