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'Great Dame of Polish Theatre' dies aged 101

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Peter Gentle 31.01.2014 14:01
Nina Andrycz, a legend of Polish stage and screen, died at the age of 101 in Warsaw on Friday.

Archive photo of Nina Andrycz, who eied in warsaw aged 101: photo - PAP/Andrzej Rybczyński

Known as the ‘Great Dame of Polish Theatre’ , Nina Andrycz rose to fame with outstanding performances as Maria Stewart, Lady Macbeth and Queen Elizabeth.

From 1934 until 2004 she was part of the Polski Theatre in Warsaw and was also a star of the Polish Radio Theatre and TVP Theatre.

Her first film role was in the post WWii musical “Warsaw Premiere”.

She appeared in many character roles in films by top Polish film makers but it was the stage that she loved most.

At the age of 88, Nina Andrycz made her debut as a poetess, publishing three volumes of verse as well as an autobiography and memoirs, for which she received the literary award of the city of Warsaw.

Nina Andrycz was awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit state honour as well as the Gloria Artis Golden Cross.

Nina last appeared on stage in 2011 at the age of 98.

From 1947 to 1968 Andrycz was married to Jozef Cyrankieicz, the five time prime minister of communist Poland . (ab/pg)

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