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Nataša Gollová

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Nataša Gollová
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Gollová in 1940
Born(1912-02-27)27 February 1912
Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Died29 October 1988(1988-10-29) (aged 76)
Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
OccupationActress
Years active1930-1984
Spouse(s)
Karel Konstantin
(m. 1947; died 1961)

Nataša Gollová (27 February 1912 – 29 October 1988) was a Czechoslovak film and stage actress.[1]

Life

She was born Nataša Hodáčová in Brno on 27 February 1912. Her father was a politician František Xaver Hodáč. She chose her art name after her grandfather, historian Jaroslav Goll. Since her teenage years she studied dance and acting and was part of a dance company. She spoke English, German, French and Russian. In 1932 she met a poet Tristan Tzara in Paris during her ballet company tour. They briefly dated, but Gollová decided to go back to Czechoslovakia. They remained good friends until his death in 1963.[1]

Her first acting part was in the film The Ideal Schoolmaster in 1932. She acted in theatres in Olomouc and Bratislava. From 1935 to 1944 she was part of the Vinohrady Theatre ensemble, playing dramatic roles. Her breakout movie role came in 1939 in Eva tropí hlouposti. She established herself as a leading comedy actress in Czechoslovakia. In 1941 she dated a Nazi-appointed producer to Barrandov Studios Willy Söhnel. At the end of the war she dated Austrian actor O. W. Fischer. These relationships were unforgivable to the Czechoslovak audience and as a result she wasn't cast in any films until 1951. After the war she volunteered at Theresienstadt, where she got infected with typhus. In 1947 she joined the theatre in České Budějovice. There she married a theatre director Karel Konstantin.[2] Her husband was an alcoholic and at this time Gollová also started to drink.

In 1951 she got cast in The Emperor and the Golem thanks to Jan Werich. She returned to Prague theatres Divadlo na Fidlovačce (1952-1953) and Divadlo ABC (1955-1962). Her husband's death in 1961 made her problems with alcohol worse. She then mainly appeared in supporting roles and television movies until her retirement in 1984. She died in 1988 in Prague and is buried in a family grave at Vyšehrad Cemetery.[1]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ a b c "Nataša Gollová". csfd.cz. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Po spotách... Nataši Gollové". Olomoucká drbna (in Czech).
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