Witold Pyrkosz

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Witold Pyrkosz
Witold Pyrkosz portrait.jpg
Witold Pyrkosz (2008), teatr tm
Born (1926-12-24)24 December 1926
Krasnystaw, Poland
Died 22 April 2017(2017-04-22) (aged 90)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1955–2017

Witold Pyrkosz (24 December 1926 – 22 April 2017) was a Polish actor.

He was best known as Lucjan Mostowiak in Polish TV series "M jak miłość",[1] as Pyzdra in "Janosik", as Wichura in "Czterej pancerni i pies" and as Balcerek in "Alternatywy 4". His official birth certificate says that he was born on 1 January 1927 in Lwów; however, he stated that this was done purposely: the date was changed to delay his compulsory conscription for a year, while his mother registered his birthplace as Lwów because it "sounded more regal".

In 1974, Pyrkosz was decorated with the Gold Cross of Merit and in 1984, with the Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta. In 2009, he received the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.[2]



  • Polish, television awards "Telekamera 2005" in the category Best Actor
  • Polish, television awards "Telekamera 2007" - "Złote Spinki" (Gold Studs) - honorary awards


  1. ^ "Witold Pyrkosz w Gdyni". Naszemiasto (in Polish). 19 August 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Monika Mokrzycka-Pokora (March 30, 2014). "Witold Pyrkosz". culture.pl. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 

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