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    Farewell to Zofia Kucówna: A Tribute to a Legendary Polish Actress

    Zofia Kucówna bid her final farewell on April 6th at the age of 90. She was laid to rest in the Artists’ Quarters of ZASP at the Parish Cemetery in Skolimów. Born on May 12, 1933, in Warsaw, Kucówna was a luminary of Polish theater and cinema.

    A Storied Career on Stage

    Graduating from the Acting Department of the State Theatre School in Krakow in 1955, Kucówna embarked on a remarkable journey in the world of theater. Her illustrious career saw her grace the stages of renowned theaters across Poland. From the Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Lublin to prominent venues in Warsaw, she captivated audiences with her talent and versatility.

    Unforgettable Performances

    Kucówna’s repertoire boasted unforgettable roles, including Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” Anulka in Julian Tuwim’s “The Abduction of the Sabine Women,” and Marta Lipkowa in Heinrich von Kleist’s “The Broken Jug.” Her collaborations with directors like Adam Hanuszkiewicz left an indelible mark on Polish theater.

    A Legacy Beyond the Stage

    Beyond her contributions to the stage and screen, Kucówna shared her knowledge as an esteemed educator at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. She also penned several biographical and memoiristic works, enriching Polish literature with her insights and experiences.

    Honors and Accolades

    In recognition of her outstanding contributions to Polish culture, Kucówna was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal “Meritorious for Culture – Gloria Artis” in 2008.

    Remembering a Cultural Icon

    Zofia Kucówna’s legacy transcends generations, leaving an indelible imprint on Polish theater and cinema. Her passion, talent, and dedication will continue to inspire future generations of artists and theater enthusiasts alike.

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