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Order of The Culture of Merit Romania
4 October 1943
|Died||5 August 2007(2007-08-05) (aged 63)
He attended the Gheorghe Lazăr High School in Bucharest and in 1968 he graduated from the Institute of Theatre. As a young actor he was hired at one of the best theatres in Bucharest, the Bulandra Theatre, where he worked with directors such as Andrei Şerban, Liviu Ciulei, Alexandru Tocilescu. In the early '70s he studied in Paris with the well-known mime artist, Marcel Marceau.
In 1992, he was one of the founding members of the band Pasărea Colibri.
In 1998, he became the director of Radio Romania Tineret, known as Radio3Net since 2001, the only Romanian radio station that broadcasts exclusively on the Internet.
Great admirer of Bob Dylan, he had masterfully translated and adapted some of Dylan's songs: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Death is Not the End, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Mr. Tambourine Man, Rainy Day Women#12 & 35, She Belongs to Me, Silvio.
Florian Pittiș had a very active life and he was loved both by his own generation and by the youth. Emblematic for his image was his long hair, his informal wear, and his habit of smoking "Carpaţi", a brand of filterless cigarettes. He was equally appreciated for his very particular voice, as a singer, on stage, and as a voice-over in television programs. He was called many superlative and admirative names such as "the prophet of the blue-jeans generation" and "the most beautiful voice in the Romanian theater".
In the Benelux and Norway he is remembered for his role as the Parrot in the 1976 Romanian-Soviet-French co-production children musical movie "Mama", The English title of the movie was called "Rock'n Roll Wolf", it aired on Dutch Television in 1980, and it is known as "Med Grimm og Gru" in Norway, where the film first aired in 1983.
On 30 July 2007, Pittiş was admitted in serious condition at the Oncology Institute in Bucharest where he died a week later. For being popular in his own country he received an offer from Walt Disney Pictures in 1991, and provides the voice of Winnie the Pooh for the Romanian version of the series, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
- Lucius – Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, director Andrei Serban, 1968
- Fleance – Macbeth by William Shakespeare, director Liviu Ciulei, 1968
- Aurel – The End of the World by Victor Eftimiu, director Zoe Anghel-Stanca, 1968
- Camille – A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, director Emil Mandric, 1969
- Collin Talbo – The Grass Harp by Truman Capote, director Crin Teodorescu, 1970
- Jeremy – Love for Love by William Congreve, director Emil Mandric, 1970
- Arlechino – The Liar by Carlo Goldoni, director Sanda Manu, 1971
- Valentin – Valentin and Valentina by Aleksei Nicolaevici Arbuzov, director Adrian Georgescu, 1972
- Feste – Twelfth Night, Or What You Will by William Shakespeare; director Liviu Culei, 1973
- Count d'Aubigny – Elizabeth I by Paul Foster, director Liviu Ciulei, 1974
- Alioska – The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, director Liviu Ciulei, 1975
- Traian – Titanic Waltz by Tudor Musatescu, director Toma Caragiu, 1975
- Edmund – Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill, director Liviu Ciulei, 1976
- Parrot – Ma-ma, director Elisabeta Bostan, 1976
- Cricket – Veronica se întoarce, director Elisabeta Bostan, 1973
- King Radu The Handsome – The Cold by Marin Sorescu, director Dan Micu, 1977
- Piotr – The Philistines by Maxim Gorky, director Ioan Taub, 1978
- Ariel – The Tempest by William Shakespeare, director Liviu Ciulei, 1978
- Leonard Brazil – City Sugar by Stephen Poliakoff, director Florian Pittis, 1980
- Patriciu – Investigation on a Young Man by Adrian Dohotaru, director Petre Popescu, 1980
- King Louis XIV – The Cabal of the Hypocrites by Mihail Bulgakov, director Alexandru Tocilescu, 1982
- M. Loyal – Tartuffe by Molière, director Alexandru Tocilescu, 1982
- Laertes – Hamlet by William Shakespeare, director Alexandru Tocilescu, 1985
- Teodoro – The Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega, director Florian Pittis, 1988
- Philinte – The Misantrophe by Molière, director Valeriu Moisescu, 1989
- Dr. Frank Bryant – Educating Rita by Willy Russell, director Florian Pittis, 1989
- Mortimer Brewster – Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, director Grigore Gonta, 1991
- Sonnenstich – Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, director Liviu Ciulei, 1991
- Tiresias – Antigone by Sophocles, director Alexandru Tocilescu, 1993
- Jack – Everything in the Garden by Edward Albee, director Tudor Marascu, 1997
As a director
- Facing the World (with Mircea Vintila), 1979
- City Sugar – by Stephen Poliakoff, 1980
- The Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega, 1988
- Black and White by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, 1997
- Educating Rita by Willy Russel, 1989
- Poezia muzicii tinere – 1981
- Song of Myself – music show on the poetry of Walt Whitman, 1985
- Sunt tanar, Doamna... (2008);
- Cântece de bivuac (1999);
- Ciripituri (1998);
- În căutarea cuibului pierdut (1996);
- Nu trântiţi uşa (Mircea Vintilă şi Florian Pittiş), 1992
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