Monday, February 8, 2016

RIP Amelia Bence

She’s died the great actress Amelia Bence

She was 101 years


Born Maria Amelia Batvinik but artistically known as Amelia Bence, the great actress died today.  Due to health problems, she was removed from the activity.

The atmosphere of the film industry is in mourning: at age 101, died the great actress Amelia Bence (born Maria Amelia Batvinik, on November 13, 1914).  Withdrawn from activity for years by health problems, had begun her career after studying with nothing less than Alfonsina Storni at the Teatro Infantil Lavardén, and then continued their training at the National Conservatory of Music and Declamation, under the tutelage of Mecha Quintana.

She died around 6.30, at a private clinic in the neighborhood of Belgrano, where she remained hospitalized for several days, reported her relatives.  Her remains will be veiled from the 15 in the Cervantes National Theatre.  Tomorrow will be brought to the Pantheon of Actors Chacarita cemetery.

The Argentina Actors Association issued a statement in which they stressed "the prestigious career" Bence, calling it "one of the major figures on the national scene that transcended borders, working tirelessly in film, theater and television."

Bence began her studies at the Children's Theatre Teatro Colon. Shee debuted on stage at 5 years of age, with the help of Alfonsina Storni, in the work Juanita and at 18 appeared in the musical Wunder Bar Enrique and Armando Discepolo.

In film she carried out works in numerous films including Lauracha, A Sangre Fría, La Cigarra no es un Bicho, La Guerra Gaucha and La Fuga, among others. In the theater, meanwhile, she participated in Ocho en línea, Tu boca, Baile en el Savoy y Mujeres, Alfonsina.

Among other awards, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award Podesta Honorable, awarded by the Argentina Association of Actors and the Senate of the Nation.

BENCE, Amelia (Maria Amelia Batvinick)
Born: 11/13/1914, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 2/8/2016, Belgrano, Argentina

Amelia Bence’s western – actress:
La Guerra gaucho – 1942 (Asunción Colombres)

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