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 George Pravda

George Pravda

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 30 Apr 1985 (aged 68)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 35551653 · View Source
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Actor. His career began with Prague's "Realistic Theatre" company, where he appeared under the name Jiri Pravda. He was fluent in six languages, which aided his escape from soviet rule on false papers after the end of World War II. He went first to France and then to Australia, where he helped establish the "Tana" theatre company. His work there was noticed by Dame Sybil Thorndike, who wrote him letters of introduction to Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont and Sir John Gielgud, making it possible for him to move to England in 1956. Once there he appeared on the West End, and in movies such as "Thunderball", "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" and "Firefox". He also had a successful television career, appearing in "The Avengers", "The Saint", "The Prisoner", "Doctor Who", "I, Claudius" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy".

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  • Added: 5 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35551653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Pravda (19 Jun 1916–30 Apr 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35551653, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .