Sunday, April 22, 2018

RIP Demeter Bitenc

The legendary Slovenian player Demeter Bitenc has died

Slovenian drama and film actor Demeter Bitenc died. In his seventy-year career, he has created over 230 theater and film roles. Julia would have reached 96 years.
April 22, 2018

He received his first film experience in the first Slovene feature On Your Country. At the age of seventy years he has created more than 230 theater and film roles, riding on Old Shatterhand in the first part of Vinetou, and later on, he wanted to play the role of bad guys, reports the MMC Radiotelevizija Slovenija.

Bitenc, born on 21 July 1922 in Ljubljana, spent his childhood and youth in Gorenjska. He graduated from the Trade Academy in Ljubljana, but already during his studies he was impressed by theater, film and acting. During the war, he attended private lessons with the theater actor and director Slavko Jan, and in 1943 he made an audition for admission to the ensemble of the Ljubljana Drama. After the end of the war, he completed four more semesters at the newly established Academy of Art in Ljubljana.
Between 1943 and 1954 he was a member of SNG Drama Ljubljana, then went to the Croatian National Theater in Rijeka, where he worked until 1958. For this he worked for some time in Belgrade and SLG Celje. As he explained in one of the interviews for STA, he had some love affair in Drama, which became problematic, so he decided to go. In order to replace the theater, he had to obtain the permission of the Republic Secretariat for Culture.
He often appeared in uniforms of German soldiers.

He first received a short film experience in his first feature film, France Stiglitz. On his land in 1948, he became a real film debut in 1959 with a later role of a German officer in the film Good Old Piano. In the next decade, he recorded nearly 40 co-production films shot by foreign producers in the then Yugoslavia. He often appeared in uniforms of German soldiers.
He played in more than 40 Slovene films, played the second role in the films of Yugoslav republics and co-productions. He performed in lateral and episodic roles, often in the role of negative characters, he played the only title role in Robert Mauri's historical drama Rabanek, the devilish pirate in 1963.
Recipient of the media legend award

The player's television opus is also rich in more than 80 films and series produced in the production of Slovenian television, produced by other Yugoslav republics and foreign television companies that were filmed in the former Yugoslavia, according to the Museum of Slovene Film Players in Divača, who dedicated his traditional Gift Event to the museum last year.
In 2007 he received a prize for a media legend, he was a regular guest at social events.

BITENC, Demeter
Born: 7/21/1922, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died: 4/22/2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Demeter Bitenc’s westerns – actor:
Apache Gold -1963 (Dick Stone),
Legend of a Gunfighter - 1964
Bandits of the Rio Grande – 1965 (Elgaut)
Duel at Sundown -1965 (Mack)
Starblack – 1966 (Burt)
Ballad of a Gunman -1967 (Bradley)

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