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Polish actress Zofia Kucówna laid to rest

16.04.2024 00:30
Scores of mourners on Monday bid a final farewell to veteran Polish actress Zofia Kucówna, who died earlier this month at the age of 90.
Zofia Kucówna
Zofia KucównaWojciech Kusiński/Polskie Radio

During funeral ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said in a letter that Kucówna was "a remarkable actress and a Polish theatre legend."

Duda also wrote in his letter that Kucówna, "driven by her passion for acting, created many unforgettable roles, in both the classical and contemporary repertoires."

A presidential aide read out the message as family, friends and fans were paying their last respects.

Culture Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz said in a farewell message that Kucówna was "an outstanding theatre and television actress who was an inseparable part of the Polish theatre and film scene for nearly 70 years."

Born in Warsaw on May 12, 1933, Kucówna graduated in acting from the National Academy of Theatre Arts in the southern city of Kraków in 1955.

During her career as an actress, she portrayed many memorable theatre and film roles, including in movies such as Leonard Buczkowski's Deszczowy lipiec (1957), Jan Łomnicki's Wiano (1963), Zbigniew Kuźmiński's Bariery dźwięku, Krzysztof Zanussi's Spirala (1978), and Kazimierz Tarnas' Sabina (1998).

She worked at various theatres in Warsaw, including the Powszechny, Ateneum, Narodowy and Współczesny.

Kucówna died on April 6. She was 90 years old.


Source: IAR, PAP