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Michal Dočolomanský

1942-03-25 - 2008-08-26

Michal Dočolomanský (* March 25, 1942, Nedeca, Slovak state, today Poland - † August 26, 2008, Bratislava) was a Slovak actor, singer, moderator and imitator. His father Rudolf (1899 - 1954) worked as a teacher in Transylvania, Romania, among Slovaks there. There he married Florian (1915-1995), a Romanian woman who was sixteen years younger than him. They had a total of 10 children. In 1942, they moved to the village of Nedeca, which then belonged to the Slovak state, where the son Michal was born in the same year. At the end of the Second World War, the family moved to Slovakia. Initially they lived in Mlynčeky (Kežmarok district), then in the village of Nebojsa (now part of Galanta, where his father worked as a primary school principal. They moved to Svätý Jur after his death in 1954. The mother died in 1995 and is buried with her husband at the cemetery in Slávič Valley. After graduating from elementary school, Michal Dočolomanský trained as a car mechanic. As a child, he devoted himself to amateur theater in Svätý Jur, and his hobbies were also gymnastics, and later gliding. He graduated in acting in 1964 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and has been a member of the Slovak National Theater since then. He died on August 26, 2008 in the morning at the Department of Pneumology and Phthisiology of the University Hospital with a polyclinic in Ružinov, Bratislava. He succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 66. He has acted in many Slovak and Czech films, in television series such as Sváko Ragan (1976), The Eleventh Commandment (1977), The Engineering Odyssey (1979), Insurgent History (1984), Elizabeth's Court (1986), Mountain Service (1998) and films Three Chestnut Horses (1966), Generation (1969), Copper Button (1970), Zypa Cupák (1976), Studio (1990) and many other television productions. In the successful play Na skle maľované, he played the title role of Jánošík from 1974 to 2002 (the performance recorded 642 reruns). In the Slovak version, he spoke all the characters of the Polish evening film Macko Uško. - 1982 - Deserved Artist Award - 31 August 2007 - Ľudovít Štúr 1st Class Council - for extraordinary services to the development of Slovakia and the spread of goodwill abroad Memorial plaque at the birth house in Nedec, July 10, 2010, in memoriam