Boris Buzančić

Boris Buzančić (13 March 1929 – 9 October 2014) was a Croatian actor and politician who served as the 47th Mayor of Zagreb between 1990 and 1993.

Boris Buzančić
47th Mayor of Zagreb
In office
1990–1993
Preceded byMato Mikić
Succeeded byBranko Mikša
Personal details
Born(1929-03-13)13 March 1929
Bjelovar, State of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
(now Croatia)
Died9 October 2014(2014-10-09) (aged 85)
Zagreb, Croatia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)
Katja Buzančić
(m. 1957⁠–⁠2014)
Children1
Alma materZagreb Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation
  • Actor
  • politician
Awards

A native of Bjelovar, Buzančić began acting very early. He appeared in numerous films and TV shows. His specialty was playing roles of men with authority, especially in dramatic films dealing with World War II. However, one of his most memorable roles is witty Split mayor Dotur Vice in popular TV series Velo misto.

By a twist of fate, Buzančić became a mayor in real life in 1990, following the first multi-party elections in Croatia, during which he supported Croatian Democratic Union. He was elected for the mayor of Zagreb and held that post for two years, until being elected to the Croatian Parliament in 1992 (Second assembly of the Croatian Parliament).

After 1995 he returned to acting. Two of his roles — in 1999 comedy Marshal Tito's Spirit (Maršal) and 2002 TV series Promised Land (Obećana zemlja) - were inspired by real-life characters of Tito and Tuđman. He died at the age of 85 after a long illness on 9 October 2014.[1] He and Ana Karić died on 9 October 2014.

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Preceded by
Mato Mikić
Mayor of Zagreb
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Branko Mikša