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Rita Bekes

  • Birth 26 Jul 1925 Debrecen, Debreceni járás, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
  • Death 16 Dec 1978 Budapest, Hungary
  • Burial Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary
  • Memorial ID 15187907

Actress. Born in Debrecen, Hungary, she studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Budapest and made her stage debut in 1949. From 1956 to 1962 she was a member of the Attila Jozsef Theatre company, where she was praised for her performances of Shakespeare and Chekhov. Bekes appeared in four films by acclaimed director Istvan Szabo, memorably in the award-winning "25 Firemans Street" (1973), in which she played a housewife who risks her life to hide Jews from the Nazis during World War II. Her other screen credits include "Dialogue" (1963), "Father" (1966), "Forbidden Ground" (1968), "Love Film" (1970), "Budapest Tales" (1976), and "The Fifth Seal" (1976). She was the sister of actress Itala Bekes.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 8 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15187907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rita Bekes (26 Jul 1925–16 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15187907, citing Farkasreti Cemetery, Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary ; Maintained by Find A Grave .