Actress Jiřina Jirásková dies aged 81
Czech theatre and film actress Jiřina Jirásková died on Monday at the age of 81. A native of Prague, Jiřína Jirásková joined the Na Vinohradech Theatre in the 1950s, and remained there until retirement. She first appeared on the film screen in 1955 and soon became a popular actress thanks to her roles in movies such as Men about Town, I, Distressing God, Hotel for Strangers, and others. Jiřina Jirásková won several awards and in 2006 received the Czech Republic’s Medal of Merit.