Polde Bibič: A Tribute to Slovenian Acting Genius

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Polde Bibič (3 February 1933 – 13 July 2012) was a Slovenian stage and film actor, writer, and academic professor. In addition to his role in the film Flowers in Autumn, as well as his work in the theater, Bibič was a recipient of several top awards in the field of arts in Slovenia.

Life and Career

He was born in Maribor on 3 February 1933. In addition to attending secondary school in the town, he studied stage plays in Ljubljana under Vida Juvan. In 1961, he completed his studies. He first appeared in the film Moments of Decision (Trenutki odločitve; 1955), directed by František Čap. Later, he served as the director of the Ljubljana Drama Theatre from 1977 to 1981. At the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television, he was a professor of theatre.

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On 13 July 2012, he passed away in Ljubljana at the age of 79.

Award and Legacy

For his work, he was awarded the Župančič Award (1974), the award for cultural achievements in the city of Ljubljana, the Prešeren Award (1977 and 1985), the highest Slovenian award in the field of culture, the Borštnik Ring (1984), the highest Slovenian award for actors, the Silver Order of Freedom of Republic of Slovenia (1996), and the Sterija Prize in Novi Sad in 1984.

On 3 February 2013, Google Doodle celebrated Polde Bibič’s 80th Birthday.

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