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Memorable Manitobans: Tibor Feheregyhazi (1932-2007)

Actor, revolutionary.

Born at Budapest, Hungary on 14 February 1932, he was educated in a Jesuit school, and then public high school, with a focus on theatre. He attended the National Theatre and Film School in Budapest. In 1956, after fighting in the Hungarian Revolution he left Hungary, going to Italy first and then Canada. He attended the National Theatre School in Montreal, and then came to Winnipeg to work as Production Manager for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He was with the troupe when they toured the Soviet Union in 1971, being the first Western Ballet Company to be invited to do so. He also worked as the Resident Director of the Second Stage at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg before moving on to Thunder Bay and Saskatoon, where he was the Artistic Director of Persephone Theatre. In 2005 he was inducted into the Order of Canada.

Sources:

Obituary, Globe and Mail, 14 July 2007.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 2007.

“Tibor Feheregyhazi, 75”, Globe and Mail, 25 July 2007.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 23 December 2014

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