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Karel Effa

Karel Effa, originally named Karel Effenberger (May 23, 1922 in Prague - June 11, 1993 in Prague), was a Czech actor. As a professional soldier during World War II, he served in the Government Army during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, which was deployed to Italy. Here he later ran to the Czechoslovak troops fighting on the side of the Western Allies. After the war, he remained in the army with the rank of sergeant, playing and singing for two years in the newly formed Army Art Ensemble of Vít Nejedlý. From there he went to the Theater of Satire, from there to the Theater of State Film, from there to the Music Theater in Karlín, from where he briefly jumped to the ABC Theater to return to the Karlín Theater. He has been a member of the Semafor Theater since 1979. Karel Effa was a very prominent comedian who created 71 smaller and episodic film roles during his life - such as the villain Pancho Kid in the Czech comedy Lemonade Joe or Horse Opera, the black Gustav in Zeman's famous film The Stolen Airship, or the treasure keeper in the fairy tale film Proud princess. Karel Effa worked for many years as a member of the Czechoslovak State Film Ensemble, resp. Film studio in Barrandov, he also performed in the Theater in Fidlovačka, or in the former musical theater in Prague's Nusle, he also worked in the post-war Theater of Satire. In addition to performing in theater and film, he has given six thousand touring performances during his lifetime, where he has used his folk humor, playing the guitar and singing tramp songs. He also remained a hiker all his life, he went to Brdy, often to the settlement of Ztracenka. In 1964, he became a founding member of the Department of Friends and Supporters of Slavia, which aimed to save and lift football Slavia, which at the time lived in the Second Football League.

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May 23, 1922 In Praha, Československo
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Stolen Border 1947-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie A co ten ruksak, králi? 1985-01-01
Known For
Poster of You Are a Widow, Sir
Poster of Martin and Nine Fools
Poster of The Borrowed Face
Poster of Ztracená revue
Movie Růžový Hubert Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie A co ten ruksak, králi? Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie Amadeus Czechoslovakian Actor (uncredited) 1984-09-19
Series Ze staré drogerie Tauben Sr. 1982-01-01
Movie S Pydlou v zádech komorník 1981-06-04
Movie Bulldogs and Cherries Unknown 1981-08-07
Movie The Ninth Heart Chamberlain 1979-04-01
Movie Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet špeh 1978-08-04
Movie Taugenichts Unknown 1978-01-27
Movie Almost King Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Circus in the Circus ветеринар 1976-02-13
Movie Zlatá svatba drobný chovatel Choleva 1972-06-02
Series Bakaláři Unknown 1972-02-19
Movie You Are a Widow, Sir zřízenec na patologii 1971-01-15
Movie Four Murders Are Enough, Darling Kovarski 1971-07-16
Movie Marcelka 1971-12-01
Movie On the Comet kaprál Ben 1970-10-09
Series Klapzubova jedenáctka Unknown 1968-01-06
Movie The Terribly Sad Princess nápadník 1968-06-07
Movie The Stolen Airship Unknown 1967-04-28
Movie Martin and Nine Fools Unknown 1967-05-26
Movie Svatební cesta aneb Ještě ne, Evžene! Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie Who Wants to Kill Jessie? Pistolník 1966-08-26
Movie The Borrowed Face lupič Hmaták 1965-12-24
Movie A Star Travels South Egon Zejda - guitarist 1964-05-15
Movie Lemonade Joe Pancho Kid 1964-10-16
Movie The Jester's Tale Unknown 1964-12-18
Movie A Great Road Ahead archduke 1963-04-27
Movie When the Cat Comes Janek 1963-09-20
Movie Ticho! Ticho! Ticho! Unknown 1963-08-10
Movie The Fabulous Baron Munchausen Officer of the Guard 1962-09-21
Movie Ztracená revue 1961-01-01
Movie Florián kostelník Kalina 1961-12-22
Movie The Pilgrimage to the Holy Virgin 1961-05-19
Movie Every Penny Counts Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie The Lost Photography Unknown 1960-05-12
Movie Of Things Supernatural (segment "Tajemství písma") 1959-01-09
Movie The Princess with the Golden Star pobočník Kazisvěta 1959-12-18
Movie Florenc 13,30 Karel Koníček 1957-12-27
Movie Muž v povětří listonoš 1956-01-20
Movie Jaroslav Hasek's Exemplary Cinematograph 1956-06-01
Movie Sons of the Mountains Unknown 1956-12-21
Movie Hudba z Marsu Kulhánek, hráč na cello a kytaru 1955-05-27
Movie The Circus Will Be 1954-10-15
Movie Kidnapped american journalist 1953-01-30
Movie The Proud Princess Strážce pokladu 1952-09-26
Movie Hasek’s Tales from the Old Monarchy Porotce 1952-12-25
Movie Zrcadlo byrokratické 2 1949-01-01
Movie Zrcadlo na vesnici 3 1949-01-01
Movie Red Lizard 1949-02-11
Movie Distant Journey Unknown 1949-06-01
Movie Rodinné trampoty oficiála Tříšky sedlák 1949-12-30
Movie Pan Novák Vašek Kunc 1949-06-10
Movie Ves v pohraničí Unknown 1948-02-20
Movie Old Ironside Unknown 1948-12-03
Movie Muzikant Unknown 1948-05-21
Movie Poslední mohykán Unknown 1947-09-05
Movie The Stolen Border závodčí 1947-03-14
Movie Parohy 1947-10-10
Movie Portáši Unknown 1947-10-24
Movie Nobody Knows Anything 1947-11-28
Movie Znamení kotvy Unknown 1947-10-31