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Romanian actor Radu Beligan, 95, declared world's oldest active actor celebrates on stage

Romanian actor Radu Beligan performs at the National Theatre in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday night, Dec. 15, 2013. Beligan has been declared the world’s oldest active actor at age 95 and celebrated the title, confirmed by Guinness World Records on Sunday, by stepping into the main role of “The Egoist” by French playwright Jean Anouilh, playing aging playwright Leon Saint-Pe for the 330th time.(AP Photo/Silviu Matei/Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
December 16, 2013 - 1:19 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian actor Radu Beligan has been declared the world's oldest active actor at age 95.

Beligan celebrated the title confirmed by Guinness World Records on Sunday by stepping into the main role of "The Egoist" by French playwright Jean Anouilh, playing aging playwright Leon Saint-Pe for the 330th time.

Beligan debuted in a stage version of "Crime and Punishment" in 1937. Beloved by Romanians for his melodious voice, aquiline features and stern gaze, he has starred in 80 plays, acted in 30 films and made numerous television and radio performances.

After being presented with a certificate of the Guinness award, he called on theatregoers to stop applauding. "I have no merits at all. I am the result of the love you've shown me for so many, many years," he said.

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