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Manos Katrakis (Μάνος Κατράκης) (August 14, 1908 – September 2, 1984) was a Greek theatrical actor.


Biography

Born in Kastelli, Crete, Greece, he was the youngest of five children of Haralambos Katrakis and Irini Katraki. When Manos was 10 years old, his family moved from Crete to Athens, where his father searched for work. His brother Giannis Katrakis emigrated to North America.

He played soccer during his youth for the Athinaikos football team and others.

Along with actor/director Kostas Leloudas, he acted in his first movie To Lavaro tou '21 in 1928. He later performed in the Ethniko Theatro (the National Theatre) in 1931. During the 1930s, he continued acting in theatrical plays (he was friends with the maestro Dimitris Mitropoulos). He married Anna Lori at the age of 35.

During the Greek Civil War of 1946–1949 he was exiled in Makronisos.

In the 1950s he returned to Athens from Makronisos but there was little acting work. He was handed both small and big roles in plays and films.

In 1954, he married his third and last wife named Linda Alma—a pseudonym of Eleni Malioufa (Ελένη Μαλιούφα).

He was an avid smoker for most of his life, something which eventually led to his death. Shortly before his death, he filmed his last and best movie Taxidi sta Kythira, the Journey to Kythera/Kythira with the director Theo Angelopoulos. He died at the age of 76 on September 2, 1984.

In 2009 the Hellenic Post S.A., the Greek Post Office, issued a €0,01 postage stamp in honor of Manos Katrakis.

Filmography

Lavaro tou '21, To (1929) .... Dimos
Etsi kaneis, san agapiseis (1931)
Agapitikos tis voskopoulas, O (1932) .... Liakos
Katadromi sto Aigaion (1946) .... Raidis
Marinos Kontaras (1948) .... Marinos Kontaras
Germanoi xanarhontai..., Oi (1948) .... German soldier
Floga tis eleftherias, I (1952) .... narrator
Eva (1953) .... Alekos
Magiki polis (1954)
Dromos me tis akakies, O (1956) .... Hristos Vranas
Flogera kai aima (1956) .... Stathis Vlahopanagos
Antigone (1961) .... Creon
Synoikia to Oneiro (1961) .... Nekroforas
Electra (1963) .... tutor
Thriamvos (1962) .... Bournokos
The red lanterns (1963) .... Kapetan Nikolas
Athoa i enohi? (1963) .... Alekos
Enas delikanis (1963) .... father
Adelfos Anna, O (1963) .... Vasiliou
Epikindynoi, Oi (1964)
Enomenoi sti zoi kai sto thanato (1964) .... Captain Seratos
Prodosia (1964) .... Professor Viktor Kastriotis
Diogmos (1965)
Epanastatis, O (1965)
Metanastis, O (1965)
Istoria mias zois (1965) .... Mikes Papadimas
Bloko, To (1965)
Tora pou fevgo ap' ti zoi (1966)
Sklavoi tis moiras (1966) .... Mr. Delipetrou
Mazi sou, gia panta (1966)
Katigoro tous anthropous (1966) .... Elefterios Dimitropoulos
Katatregmenos, O (1966) .... Labros Sarioglou
Homa vaftike kokkino, To (1966) .... father Hormovas
Erotas stin kafti ammo (1966) .... Nikolas
Eho dikaioma na s' agapo! (1966)
Dakrya gia tin Ilektra (1966) .... Tassos Petridis
Aihmalotoi tou pepromenou (1966) .... Hristos
Aharisti (1966)
Exodos tou Mesolongiou, I (1966)
Ti ki an gennithika ftohos (1967) .... Mr. Razis
Labiris enantion ton paranomon, O (1967)
Kontserto gia polyvola (1967) .... General Dareios
Xerizomeni genia (1968) .... Manthos
Tosa oneira stous dromous (1968) .... Mose Aron
Tha kano petra tin kardia mou (1968) .... Pantelis
Mia mera, o pateras mou (1968)
Lygeri, I (1968) .... Konstadis Matrozos
Leoforos tou misous, I (1968)
Katigoroumeni, apologisou (1968)
Kardia enos aliti, I (1968)
Kanoni kai t' aidoni, To (1968)
Jane Eyre (1968) .... Edward Rodgester
As me krinoun oi gynaikes (1968) .... Angelos Bartis
Thysia mias gynaikas, I (1969)
Sfragida tou Theou, I (1969) .... Yiannis
Prosfygas, O (1969) .... Thanasis Daoutis
Ora tis alitheias, I (1969)
Leoforos tis prodosias, I (1969) .... Brig. Gen. Gerakaris
Kynigimeni prosfygopoula (1969) .... Argyris
Koureli tis zois (1969)
Kakos, psyhros ki anapodos (1969) .... Alekos Valiris
Gia tin timi kai gia ton erota (1969) .... Pavlos
Filise me, prin fygeis gia panta (1969) .... Stavros Karapanos
Zougla ton poleon, I (1970) .... Lysias Sekeris
Teleftaio fili, To (1970)
Ores agapis, ores polemou (1970)
Filise me, prin fygeis gia panta (1970) .... Stavros Karapanos
Oratotis miden (1970) .... Horst Richter
Katigoro tous dynatous (1970) .... Labros Kontarinis
Esena mono agapo (1970) .... Vyronas Derkos
Aftoi pou milisan me ton thanato (1970)
Katahrisis exousias (1971)
Me fovon kai pathos (1972) .... Alexandros Viaskos
Horis syneidisi (1972) .... Kostas Dellis
Antartes ton poleon (1972) .... Fotis's father
Aliki diktator, I (1972)
Prostates, Oi (1973) .... Petros Rallis
Fonissa, I (1974) .... narrator
Diki ton dikaston, I (1974) .... Theodoros Kolokotronis
Efialtis, O (1978)
Kravgi gynaikon (1978) .... Kreon
Ilios tou thanatou, O (1978)
Eleftherios Venizelos: 1910–1927 (1980) .... Petros
Anthropos me to garyfallo, O (1980) .... Nikolaos Plastiras
Hronia tis thyellas, Ta (1984) .... old man
Voyage to Cythera (1984) .... Spyros


References

External links

Manos Katrakis at the Internet Movie Database
Biography from creta-info.gr

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