Famous Hungarian performers:centenary of the birth of Ferenc Bessenyei, Juci Komlós and Miklós Gábor
Magyar Posta is issuing a special stamp series to commemorate the performing artists Ferenc Bessenyei, Juci Komlós and Miklós Gábor on the occasion of the centenary of their birth. Ten thousand copies of each stamp of the series, which was designed by the graphic artist Péter Nagy, were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The miniature sheet is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.
Ferenc Bessenyei (1919-2004), twice winner of the Kossuth Prize, Artist of Merit and Artist of Excellence, Actor of the Nation.
Juci Komlós (1919-2011), winner of the Jászai Mari Prize, Artist of Merit, Actress of the Nation.
Miklós Gábor (1919-1998), winner of the Kossuth Prize, Artist of Merit and Artist of Excellence.All three performing artists are members of the “Company of Immortals” having played in the National Theatre for varying periods of time and all are favourites with the public. Each stamp of the series has a portrait of one of the actors, while the theatrical masks and the film strip represent the unforgettable stage roles, feature films and television dramas that are associated with their names. A stylised drawing of the theatrical masks is repeated in the postmark.