Manos Katrakis

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Manos Katrakis
Μάνος Κατράκης
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Born Emmanuel Katrakis
14 August 1908
Kasteli, Kissamos, Cretan State
Died 3 September 1984(1984-09-03) (aged 76)
Athens, Greece
Spouse(s)
  • 1) Anna Lori (1943–19??)
    *2) ?
    *3) Linda Alma (1954–1984; his death)
Awards San Francisco International Film Festival
Golden Gate Award
1961 Antigone
International Thessaloniki Film Festival
Greek Competition Award
1961 Synoikia to Oneiro

Emmanuel "Manos" Katrakis (Greek: Εμμανουήλ (Μάνος) Κατράκης; 14 August 1908 – 3 September 1984) was a Greek actor of theater and film.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Kissamos, Crete, he was the youngest of five children of Haralambos Katrakis and Irini Katraki. When Manos was 10 years old, his family moved from Crete to Athens, where his father searched for work. His brother, Giannis, emigrated to North America. Manos played soccer during his youth for the Athinaikos football team and others.

Along with actor/director Kostas Leloudas, he acted in his first movie To Lavaro tou '21 in 1928. He later performed in the Ethniko Theatro (the National Theatre) in 1931. During the 1930s, he continued acting in theatrical plays (he was friends with the maestro Dimitris Mitropoulos). He married Anna Lori in 1943.

He took part in the resistance as a member of EAM/ELAS[citation needed] and after refusing to sign a declaration of repentance during the Greek Civil War of 1946–49,[citation needed] he was exiled to Makronisos, along with such other well-known figures as Yiannis Ritsos, Nikos Koundouros, Mikis Theodorakis and Thanasis Veggos.[citation needed]

In the 1950s he returned to Athens from Makronisos but there was little acting work. He was handed both small and big roles in plays and films. In 1954, he married his third and last wife named Linda Alma (real name Eleni Malioufa). Shortly before his death, he filmed his last and best movie Taxidi sta Kythira, the Journey to Kythera/Kythira, with director Theo Angelopoulos.

Death and legacy[edit]

Katrakis died at the age of 76 on 2 September 1984, by lung cancer; he had been an avid smoker for most of his life. In 2009 the Greek Post Office issued a €0,01 postage stamp in honor of Katrakis.

Filmography[edit]

  • Lavaro tou '21, To (1929) .... Dimos
  • Etsi kaneis, san agapiseis (1931)
  • Agapitikos tis voskopoulas, O (1932) .... Liakos
  • Katadromi sto Aigaion (1946) .... Raidis
  • Marinos Kontaras (1948) .... Marinos Kontaras
  • Germanoi xanarhontai..., Oi (1948) .... German soldier
  • Floga tis eleftherias, I (1952) .... narrator
  • Eva (1953) .... Alekos
  • Magiki polis (1954)
  • Dromos me tis akakies, O (1956) .... Hristos Vranas
  • Flogera kai aima (1956) .... Stathis Vlahopanagos
  • Antigone (1961) .... Creon
  • Synoikia to Oneiro (1961) .... Nekroforas
  • Electra (1963) .... tutor
  • Thriamvos (1962) .... Bournokos
  • The red lanterns (1963) .... Kapetan Nikolas
  • Athoa i enohi? (1963) .... Alekos
  • Enas delikanis (1963) .... father
  • Adelfos Anna, O (1963) .... Vasiliou
  • Epikindynoi, Oi (1964)
  • Enomenoi sti zoi kai sto thanato (1964) .... Captain Seratos
  • Prodosia (1964) .... Professor Viktor Kastriotis
  • Diogmos (1965)
  • Epanastatis, O (1965)
  • Metanastis, O (1965)
  • Istoria mias zois (1965) .... Mikes Papadimas
  • Bloko, To (1965)
  • Tora pou fevgo ap' ti zoi (1966)
  • Sklavoi tis moiras (1966) .... Mr. Delipetrou
  • Mazi sou, gia panta (1966)
  • Katigoro tous anthropous (1966) .... Elefterios Dimitropoulos
  • Katatregmenos, O (1966) .... Labros Sarioglou
  • Blood on the land (1966) .... father Hormovas
  • Erotas stin kafti ammo (1966) .... Nikolas
  • Eho dikaioma na s' agapo! (1966)
  • Dakrya gia tin Ilektra (1966) .... Tassos Petridis
  • Aihmalotoi tou pepromenou (1966) .... Hristos
  • Aharisti (1966)
  • Exodos tou Mesolongiou, I (1966)
  • Ti ki an gennithika ftohos (1967) .... Mr. Razis
  • Labiris enantion ton paranomon, O (1967)
  • Kontserto gia polyvola (1967) .... General Dareios
  • Xerizomeni genia (1968) .... Manthos
  • Tosa oneira stous dromous (1968) .... Mose Aron
  • Tha kano petra tin kardia mou (1968) .... Pantelis
  • Mia mera, o pateras mou (1968)
  • Lygeri, I (1968) .... Konstadis Matrozos
  • Leoforos tou misous, I (1968)
  • Katigoroumeni, apologisou (1968)
  • Kardia enos aliti, I (1968)
  • Kanoni kai t' aidoni, To (1968)
  • Jane Eyre (1968) .... Edward Rodgester
  • As me krinoun oi gynaikes (1968) .... Angelos Bartis
  • Thysia mias gynaikas, I (1969)
  • Sfragida tou Theou, I (1969) .... Yiannis
  • Prosfygas, O (1969) .... Thanasis Daoutis
  • Ora tis alitheias, I (1969)
  • Leoforos tis prodosias, I (1969) .... Brig. Gen. Gerakaris
  • Kynigimeni prosfygopoula (1969) .... Argyris
  • Koureli tis zois (1969)
  • Kakos, psyhros ki anapodos (1969) .... Alekos Valiris
  • Gia tin timi kai gia ton erota (1969) .... Pavlos
  • Filise me, prin fygeis gia panta (1969) .... Stavros Karapanos
  • Zougla ton poleon, I (1970) .... Lysias Sekeris
  • Teleftaio fili, To (1970)
  • Ores agapis, ores polemou (1970)
  • Filise me, prin fygeis gia panta (1970) .... Stavros Karapanos
  • Oratotis miden (1970) .... Horst Richter
  • Katigoro tous dynatous (1970) .... Labros Kontarinis
  • Esena mono agapo (1970) .... Vyronas Derkos
  • Aftoi pou milisan me ton thanato (1970)
  • Katahrisis exousias (1971)
  • Me fovon kai pathos (1972) .... Alexandros Viaskos
  • Horis syneidisi (1972) .... Kostas Dellis
  • Antartes ton poleon (1972) .... Fotis's father
  • Aliki diktator, I (1972)
  • Prostates, Oi (1973) .... Petros Rallis
  • Fonissa, I (1974) .... narrator
  • Diki ton dikaston, I (1974) .... Theodoros Kolokotronis
  • Efialtis, O (1978)
  • Kravgi gynaikon (1978) .... Kreon
  • Ilios tou thanatou, O (1978)
  • Eleftherios Venizelos (1980) .... Petros
  • Anthropos me to garyfallo, O (1980) .... Nikolaos Plastiras
  • Hronia tis thyellas, Ta (1984) .... old man
  • Voyage to Cythera (1984) .... Spyros

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDb profile, imdb.com; accessed 20 March 2016.

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