Friday, July 8, 2011

AP: Romanian prince and actor dead at 70

Serban Cantacuzino, a Romanian prince and actor who starred in films, musicals and children's serials, has died. He was 70.

The Uniter theater union says Cantacuzino died in Paris on Monday where he had lived since 1990. No cause of death was given in Thursday's statement.

Cantacuzino was the descendent of Serban Cantacuzino, a 17th century prince who battled with the Turks, introduced Romanians to corn and published the Cantacuzino bible. The family legacy and his aristocratic air added to his popularity.

Cantacuzino made his debut at 11 in Mark Twain's "the Prince and the Pauper." He acted in a dozen films, musicals and television series in Romania.

He will be buried in Bucharest on Saturday.

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