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Date of Birth 5 November 1929Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Date of Death 7 July 2014Belgrade, Serbia  (brain infarct)
Birth NameBorivoje Todorovic
Nickname Bora

Mini Bio (1)

Bora Todorovic was born in Belgrade, in the teacher's family which was first led by service to Milanovac. He had lost his father there during his childhood and then the family moved to Arandjelovac. Then followed going to Belgrade, secondary school and army service. He had not dreamed about acting but he was imperceptible bitten by this profession fever, since his elder sister Mira Stupica, had already been considerably infected with this fever. On Belgrade Drama Arts Academy he was taught secrets of craft in class of Jozo Laurencic, together with Ljuba Tadic and Slobodan Perovic. His first theatre engagement was in Belgrade Drama Theatre. When Mira and her husband Bojan Stupica had got engagement in Zagreb, Bora went with them and for four years (1957-1961) he spent there he got his self-confidence playing great and significant roles. After that he came back in Belgrade, in Atelje 212, where was roles like: "Arsenic and Old Laces" by Kesselring, "Maratonci trce pocasni krug" and "Radovan III" by Dusan Kovacevic, "Cudo u Sarganu" by Ljubomir Simovic... We remember series such as Radjanje radnog naroda (1969), Ceo zivot za godinu dana (1971), Diplomci (1971) ... His work on movie, after debut in U mrezi (1956), really started with Prague school directors breakthrough - Goran Paskaljevic, Goran Markovic, Slobodan Sijan. He played in Who's Singin' Over There? (1980), Montenegro (1981), The Marathon Family (1982), Balkan ekspres (1983), Balkan Spy (1984) and finally Time of the Gypsies (1988) by Emir Kusturica where his magnificent talent was fully expressed. The whole decade (1986-1996) Bora was absent from stage and his come-back was in "Lari Tompson, tragedija jedne mladosti" by Dusan Kovacevic in Zvezdara Theatre in Belgrade. Last years, Bora Todorovic spent in Prague and Belgrade, with his wife and three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marko Misiraca <marko@mediaproline.net>

Spouse (2)

Carolyn Kilkka (1975 - 7 July 2014) (his death) (2 children)
Snezana Matic (1961 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Brother of Mira Stupica.
Father of Srdjan Todorovic.
After October 2000 and revolution in Belgrade, he saluted new president Vojislav Kostunica and asked the people to rally around the government with the words: "Cinema works again!" (Popular sentence from one of his best films, The Marathon Family (1982)).
On November 2002, he received Life Achievement Award "Pavle Vuisic" for his roles in Yugoslav cinematography.
Father of Dana Todorovic.
Was set to play Zabit Memedov's role in the film Black Cat, White Cat (1998).
Was a member (1961-1983) of "Atelje 212" theater in Belgrade, where he performed roles such as Mortimer Brawster in Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and old lace", Todor II in Aleksandar Popovic's "Hog's trot", Lenny in Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming", Laki Topalovic in Dusan Kovacevic's "The Marathon Family", Klim Cugunkin in Bulgakov's "Dog's heart", Mile in Ljubomir Simovic's "Miracle in Sargan" and many more.
On December 2006, he received Life Achievement Award "Dobricin prsten" for his roles in Yugoslav theaters.
Close friends with Dragan Nikolic.
Turned down the role in Necista krv (1996).
Was set to play Dragan Nikolic's role in the film The Meeting Point (1989).
Appearing in stage play "Larry Thompson, a tragedy of youth" by Dusan Kovacevic in Zvezdara Theatre in Belgrade. [October 2002]

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