6 January 1920
|Died||24 March 1985
|Occupation||Actor, violine player|
Life and work
Prosi was born in Shkodër, Albania, in January 1920. His family moved to Tirana, Albania when he was 14 and he graduated in a Tirana high school. His first role was in William Tell drama from Schiller. He went to study dentistry in Vienna, Austria, but did not finish his studies. In 1947 he participates in the competition at the National Theatre of Albania and wins. He has interpreted more than 100 roles in the theater and in movies.
He has created unforgettable characters such as Vuksani in "The second face" (Albanian: Fytyra e dytë), Horatio in Hamlet, Otello in Otello, Miller in Intrigue and Love from Schiller, Dhaskal Todri in "Letter's way" (Albanian: Udha e shkronjave), Ismail Qemali in "Second November" (Albanian: Nëntori i Dytë), etc.
He was a professor in the Academy of Arts of Albania during 1962—1975.
His death in 1985 created many controversies in Albania, as it was talked as a suicide, these were just never proved gossips, and the media never reported his end of life as such. In 2010 Prosi was awarded the Honor of the Nation title (Albanian: Nder i Kombit) by the President of the Republic of Albania.
- "Sander Prosi - Filmography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". NY Times. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- Baxhul Merkaj. "Artisti i Popullit Sandër Prosi - Atdhetar i faktë në jetë dhe në art" (in Albanian). Shkoder.net. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- Kossova Press (2010-11-05). "Sandër Prosi nderohet me Urdhrin "Nderi i Kombit"".