Jelena Žigon

Jelena Žigon (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Жигон; 3 November 1933 – 10 April 2018), was a Serbian and Yugoslav actress.

BiographyEdit

Žigon (maiden name Jovanović) was born in Belgrade to a family hailing from Bajina Bašta, while her mother was born in Cetinje and was related to Nicholas I of Montenegro.[1]

During her career, she starred in a number of films and television series. She had her first role in 1950 in the film Municipal Child. She had significant roles in the films like Zika's Dynasty, The Showdown, The Morning, The First Citizen of a Small Town and others. She gained greater popularity with the role of Jelena Todorović in Zika's dynasty .

She dramatized the poetry of Dušan Kostić, Desanka Maksimović, Dragan Kolundžija, and also wrote the script for a stage-musical poem about Simonida, which was performed at the National Theater in Belgrade.[2]

Žigon died in Belgrade after a short illness and she was buried in Belgrade New Cemetery.[3][4]

With her daughter Ivana Žigon, who is also an actress, she founded the ensemble Kosovo Peonies in 2004.[5] Her husband was fellow actor Stevo Žigon.[6]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ K, J. "IMALA JE KRALJEVSKO POREKLO Nepoznati detalji iz života glumice Jelene Žigon". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  2. ^ Beogradu, IT Centar Narodnog pozorišta u. "Сценско-музичка поема у славу женског срца посвећена Десанки Максимовић и Јелени Јовановић Жигон, 15. маја на Сцени „Раша Плаовић"". Народно позориште у Београду. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  3. ^ "Na Novom groblju u Beogradu sahranjena glumica Jelena Žigon • Radio ~ Svetigora ~". svetigora.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  4. ^ "Преминула глумица Јелена Жигон". blic.rs. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  5. ^ M.K, N. Dž. "LEPE MOJE ČARNE OČI Jelena Žigon sahranjena uz "Kosovske božure"". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  6. ^ "Stevo Žigon je bio smrtno zaljubljen u Jelenu, a priča o tome kako se upoznao sa njenim roditeljima je lepša i od najlepše bajke (FOTO)". espreso.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  7. ^ "In memoriam: Jelena Žigon (1933-2018) « FCS". www.fcs.rs. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  8. ^ "Уручене награде Златни беочуг". Vecernje Novosti Online. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  9. ^ Trebješanin, B. G. "Odlazak Jelene Jovanović Žigon". Politika Online. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  10. ^ "Preminula glumica Jelena Žigon". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-07-22.

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