Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIP Istvan Bujtar

István Bujtor was born István Frenreisz in Budapest, Hungary on May 4, 1942, in a quite famous family; his grandfather was the legendary host Károly Gundel, His siblings were the famous Hungarian actor Zoltán Latinovits (half-brother) and the composer and bass guitarist Károly Frenreisz. Bujtor graduated as an economist in 1965. He became an actor, director, producer and screenplay writer. Bujtor started his acting career in 1964, and played in more than a hundred Hungarian films. He won the Béla Balázs Award in 1979. In the early 1980s he became known as the Hungarian voice of Bud Spencer. Based upon his the real life similarity with Spencer, later a series of Hungarian comedies were created in the Bud Spencer-Terrence Hill genre, in which Bujtor played hard-hitting detective Csöpi Ötvös partnered with fellow Hungarian actor András Kern. In January 2008 he became the director of the theatre in Veszprém. He was hospitalized in Veszprém on July 31, 2009 where he fell into a coma. After several weeks of treatment his health status seemingly stabilized and he was transferred to Budapest for rehabilitation. However, he died there on September 25, 2009. The circumstances of his death are currently undisclosed but he was reportedly diagnosed with coccidiosis, kidney failure and septic shock.

BUJTAR, Istvan real name Istvan Freinreisz
Born: 5/4/1942, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 9/25/2009, Budapest, Hungary

Istvan Bujtar's westerns - actor:
The Wind Blows Under Your Feet - 1976 (Merges Balazs)
Bad Guys - 1978 [voice of Hegyesi]

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