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Liza Vorfi

Kosovar-albanian artist
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Occupation Singer
Country Kosovo
Date of birth Gjakova, Đakovica Municipality, Đakovica District, Kosovo
Date of death Jan 29, 2011 Tirana, Tirana municipality, Tirana County, Albania
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Liza Vorfi (29 November 1924 – 29 January 2011) was an Albanian stage actress and singer.

Biography

In 1932, Vorfi's family moved to Tirana, Albania from Gjakova (today's Kosovo). She started her artistic career in 1939 as a singer on Radio Tirana. Between 1939 and 1943, she studied in Italy in the Rome Conservatory and then she continued her studies in Pesaro. In 1945 she returned to Albania to appear on the stage as an actress. Along with Behije Cela she was one of the first female actresses of the National Theatre of Albania. She played her first role in “Gjido”. In her long career she interpreted more than 60 roles on stage and also appeared in films. After Vorfi's husband was put in prison along with many intellectuals that had studied in Austria, Vorfi was expelled from the National Theatre for a year.

She will be remembered for her interpretation of the old lady in the Radiostacioni movie.

Vorfi died at the age of 86 on January 29, 2011.

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