Bohdan Sylvestrovych Stupka

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Bohdan Sylvestrovych Stupka

L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Death 22 Jul 2012 (aged 70)
Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Burial Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
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Ukrainian actor Bohdan Sylvestrovych Stupka was born in the small town of Kulykiv, district of Zhovkiv, Lviv region, Ukraine in the summer of 1941. His parents and older brother sang in the Lviv Opera House, and so Bohdan grew up in a theatrical and musical family.

In 1961 he succesfully completed his theatrical studies in the Lviv Theatre Academy Maria Zankovetska, and carried on working there until 1978. From then he transferred to the Kyiv Theatre Academy Ivan Franko, under the director Serhiy Danchenko. After Danchenko's death in 2001, Stupka took over the directorship of the then renamed National Academy of Theatre and Drama, Ivan Franko.

In between 1999 - 2001 he was the Minister of Culture and Art in Ukraine.

Bohdan Stupka participated in over 100 films and 50 theatre roles in Ukraine and outside its borders, his first being that of Orest Dzvoniar in the classic (then Soviet) Ukrainian film by Yuriy Illyenko "White Bird with Black Mark" in 1972.

During his long career, Stupka was awarded many titles, including Artist of Ukraine and People's Artist of the USSR (1980 and 1991), the Shevchenko Award in 1993 for his role of Tevye the Milkman in the Ukrainian version of Ukrainian/Jewish poet and playwright Sholem Aleichem's "Tevye the Milkman" (also known as "Fiddler on the Roof"), and the prestigious Hero of Ukraine (The Order of the State) in 2011.

Bohdan Stupka's career ended tragically in the early hours of Sunday, July 22nd 2012, where he passed away after a long illness in a hospital in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv. He greatly wished to prolongue his life for at least one day, so that he could pass away on the fifth anniversary of his mother's death, who passed in the night of the 23rd - 24th of July 2007, but that was not to be.

The funeral services will be held on the 24th of July 2012.Bogdan Stupka was born at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, not far from the city. A few years after its completion, when the boy was seven years old, the family moved to the city, in the town of his childhood and youth have been a great actor. Bogdan grew up surrounded by music: his father was a chorister of the Lviv Opera House, in the same soloist uncle and aunt worked as a concertmaster. Initially Stupka did not want to bind their lives with art, decided to enter the Polytechnic Institute. But luck did not smile graduate, he did not contest was held.

Before coming to acting, Bogdan Stupka changed several professions: he worked in the locksmith apprentice at the university, made in the student observatory pictures and entertainers working in the youth jazz ensemble “Medicus”. Stupka Statements enjoyed wide popularity among the public, and in the end the young citizen of Lviv knew it was time to start seriously developing in the direction of the cast.

Bogdan Stupka entered the drama studio at the theater Maria Zankovetska and graduated from it in 1961. After he left the troupe, where he worked for seventeen years. In 1963 the artist was drafted into the army, and he was for three years combined service with professional activity in the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Carpathian Military District. 1967, in the life of Bogdan Silvestrovicha it happened just two joyful events: he was admitted to the Union of theatrical figures of Ukraine and tied the knot.

In 1978 Mortar moved to Kiev, where he began to play in the Kiev Academic Theatre of Ukrainian Drama. In parallel, the man proceeded to a thorough study of the theoretical foundations of trade, and in 1984 received a degree in theatrologist Kiev Theatrical Institute named after Karpenko-Kary.

Fruitful theatrical and cinematic activities of its numerous awards and national recognition has not gone unnoticed, and in 1999 Bogdan Stupka was appointed Minister of Culture and Arts of Ukraine. In this position Bogdan Silvestrovich served only two years after abandoning it for closer to him post of artistic manager of the theater named after Ivan Franko, he became over the years a second home.

For while the Stupka was a minister, it was made a lot of positive changes. In particular, he ordered that in the case of availability in the hall on the play allowed students and pensioners free. Unfortunately, his departure from the post of the practice was abolished.

During the years of his artistic career, Bogdan Stupka was awarded numerous awards, as expressed recognition of an outstanding artist in the CIS countries and abroad. Shortly before the collapse of the USSR he was awarded the title of People’s Artist, actor was thrice awarded the famous “Kiev pectoral”, as well as in different years pristalen to a number of awards: “For Merit” Order of Honor, the Order of Friendship, as well as the Order of Yaroslav the Wise (twice) .

Bogdan Silvestrovich was honorary citizen of Kiev, and consisted of several academies: Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Russian Academy “Nika”, as well as the European Film Academy. In addition, Bogdan Stupka headed Kyiv International Film Festival.



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