Singer and actress Naďa Urbanková dies at 83

Singer and actress Naďa Urbanková has died at the age of 83. She passed away on Friday evening of complications from cancer and a recent bout of Covid-19, her daughter, Jana Fabiánová, announced on Facebook on Saturday.

Ms Urbanková had a long and storied career which included winning five Golden Nightingale awards, the third most of any female singer after Hana Zagorová and Lucie Bílá. She performed in the famous Semafor theatre in the 1960s and appeared in several films, including the acclaimed musical If a Thousand Clarinets (Kdyby tisíc klarinetů) and the Oscar-winning Closely Watched Trains. She later collaborated with Jiří Brabec and the Country Beat group, performing at Wembley in London and in Nashville, Tennessee.

Author: Anna Fodor