Jerzy Polomski passed away. His manager, Violetta Lewandowska, reported the death of the singer. The distinguished artist was 89 years old.
– Tonight in Warsaw hospital in ul. Wołoska in Warsaw, Jerzy Polomski died. He was an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary man. Unique character. Great regret and a great loss for Polish culture, Violetta Lewandowska, the artist’s director, told PAP.
Jerzy Polomski was born on September 18, 1933 in Radom as Jerzy Pajic. He graduated from the Higher School of Theater in Warsaw, where he worked in the Acting Workshop under Stanisława Perzanowska and Irena Kwiatkowska, and sang with Wanda Wermińska and Maria Mokrzycka in translations of songs with Ludwik Sempoliński.
Połomski made his debut as an actor at the Buffo Theater in 1957, playing, among others, in the satirical ensembles “Ancient and New Sins”, “Jokes on the Table”, “Our Egg” and “What a Rich Cottage”.
Later he performed on stage at the Serena Theatre.
He started his career as a soloist in 1959 with the piece “Podwieczorek z song”.
Połomski was a singer and actor. The peak of his popularity was in the 1960s and 1970s, and his most famous songs are: “The Whole Room Sings”, “Dag”, “Because With Girls” or “Who Needs A Song?”.
Połomski was also successful outside the country. In 1969 he won the Jury Prize and the Radio and Television Prize at the Golden Orpheus Festival in Bulgaria. A year later he took third place in the Coupe d’Europe Musicale in Switzerland. In 1973, he won the Audience Award at KFPP Opole ’73 and the Polish American Agency for the Arts’ Golden Microphone in New York in 1993.
In 2009, he was awarded the Golden Fryderyk Award for his lifetime of artistic activity.
After the singer suffered hearing problems in 2018, he stopped his artistic activity.
In the summer of last year, he went to the house of the veteran artist in Skolimo, near Warsaw.
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