George Voskovec

Birthday: June 19th, 1905 Date of Death: July 4th, 1981 Place of Birth: Sázava, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)

Founded Czech avantgarde theatre and film group 'Osvobozene divadlo' with actor Jan Werich in 1927. Affiliated with the Poetist movement (Karel Teige). Made succesfull comedy shows with political themes. Voskovec left Czechoslovakia after the German invasion, 1938/39 and emigrated to the US.