Bora Todorović

Borivoje "Bora" Todorović (Serbian Cyrillic: Боривоје "Бора" Тодоровић; 5 November 1929 – 7 July 2014) was a Serbian actor. He was the younger brother of the actress, Mira Stupica, and father of Srđan Todorović.[2]

Bora Todorović
09 - Budva 1982. Mihiz, B. Todorovic, Pekic.JPG
Todorović (middle) 1982 in Budva with writers Borislav "Mihiz" Mihajlović (left) and Borislav Pekić (right)
Borivoje Todorović

(1929-11-05)5 November 1929[1]
Died7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 84)
Belgrade, Serbia
EducationFaculty of Dramatic Arts
Alma materUniversity of Arts in Belgrade
Years active1956–2008
Snežana Matić
(m. 1961⁠–⁠1973)

Carolyn Kilkka
(m. 1975⁠–⁠2014)


He had an extensive acting career, and has had roles in critically acclaimed Yugoslavian films such as The Marathon Family (1982), Balkan Express (1983), Balkanski Špijun (Balkan Spy, 1984), Time of the Gypsies (1988), and Underground (1995).

His father died when he was a child. Following secondary school, Bora completed army service, at which point he had no plans to pursue an acting career. However, his older sister Mira's passion for acting exposed him to the business and soon he became passionate about it as well. He enrolled in the Belgrade Drama Arts Academy, and eventually acted on stage at the Beogradsko Dramsko Pozorište (Belgrade Drama Theatre). In 1957, Bora lived and acted in Zagreb, eventually returning to Belgrade in 1961. Between 1961 and 1983, Bora was a member of the "Atelje 212" theater in Belgrade, where he performed various roles. In October 2002, he appeared on the Zvezdara Teatar in Belgrade in the play Larry Thompson.

In his last years, Bora Todorović alternated between residences in Prague and Belgrade. He was married to American former gymnast[3] and translator,[4] Carolyn Kilkka–Todorović, with whom he had two children, a writer Dana (born 2 October 1977)[5] and Tara (born 23 June 1993),[6] who is a volleyball player.[7] His son Srđan Todorović (b. 1965), who also became an actor, is from his previous marriage to Snežana Matić.[2]


Todorović on a 2017 Serbian stamp

In November 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award "Pavle Vujisić" for his roles in Yugoslav cinema, and in December 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award "Dobričin prsten" for his roles in Yugoslav theater.

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  1. ^ POSLEDNJI ISPRAĆAJ LEGENDE Kremiran Bora Todorović. Retrieved on 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Bora Todorovic passed away". 7 July 2014.
  3. ^ U glumi sam cjepidlaka kad gledam druge, a vrlo tolerantan kad gledam sebe. (29 September 2011). Retrieved on 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ Kilkka-Todorović, Carolyn [WorldCat Identities]. Retrieved on 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ Dana Todorovic (Author of The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tot). (5 November 2013). Retrieved on 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ Republičko takmičenje 2007.g. Archived 17 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Frauen – BFC Preussen Berlin „Netzkantentanten“. (7 October 2016). Retrieved on 2017-05-24.

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