Romanian actor Jean Constantin, 81, died Wednesday in his home in Constanta, southeastern Romania, Alexandru Arsinel, manager of the Bucharest “Constantin Tanase” Theater.
According to Arsinel, Constantin was found dead in his home, by his relatives. He had been in and out of Bucharest and Constanta hospitals throughout the past year with heart problems.
Constantin was born on August 21, 1928 in Techirghiol, Constanta County. He made his stage debut in 1957 with the Fantasio State Theatre in Constanta.
He acted in more than 50 films, such as "Le baron de l'écluse" (1960), "Razbunarea haiducilor" (1968), "Zile de vara" (1968), "Prea mic pentru un razboi atat de mare" (1969), but became famous in the '70s, for his parts in the "B.D." (Police Miscellaneous Brigade) series and the films starring Sergiu Nicolaescu's character Inspector Moldovan.
He recently played in "The Way I Spent the End of the World" (2006), "Roming" (2007), "Supravietuitorul" (2008) and "Poker" (2010).
Born: 8/21/1928, Techirghiol, Constanta, Romania
Died: 5/26/2010, Constanta, Romania
Jean Constantin's western - actor:
The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians - 1981