March 9, 2015
The popular Georgian actor, screenwriter and film director Otar Koberidze has died at 91 year of life in Tbilisi.
It was announced on March 9 by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. A farewell to the actor will be held on March 12th.
Otar Koberidze was born on December 17, 1924 in Tbilisi. After graduating in 1948, from the "School of Actors" at the Tbilisi Film Studio, he started working as an actor in the Sukhumi Drama Theater. Then from 1959 to 1964, he worked in the theater of Kote Marjanishvili. In 1956, he began working in film at the Georgia Film Studio, and in 1963 began to working as a director in the same studio.
In 1958, Otar Koberidze was the honored as an artist of Georgia, and in 1967 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of Georgia. Viewers will remember this wonderful cultural figure on films “Keto and Kote” (1948), “Bashi-Achuki” (1956), and his only Euro-western “Trail of the Falcon” (1968) as Tasunka-witko. Otar was married to actress Lia Eliava until her death in 1998.
KOBERIDZE, Otar (Otar Leontyevich Koberidze)
Born: 12/17/1924, Tiflis, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R.
Died: 3/9/2015, Tiflis, Republic of Georgia
Otar Koberidze’s western – actor:
The Falcon’s Trail - 1967 (Tasunka-witko)