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Leszek Długosz

Born: June 18 1941
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Leszek Długosz

Leszek Długosz (born 18 June 1941 in Zaklików) is a Polish actor, poet, writer and composer. For many years he has been a member of cabaret "Piwnica pod Baranami", one of the most famous cabarets during the times of People's Republic of Poland.

Leszek Długosz studied at the Jagiellonian University (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) in Kraków (major in Polish linguistics) and Polish Higher School of Theater (Polska Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna) (major in acting). He has studied music since childhood and started his public performances at the Jagiellonian University’s Theater Hefajstos. In 1963 he won the Student’s Song Competition (Festiwal Piosenki Studenckiej) in Kraków, and a year later he joined the cabaret "Piwnica Pod Baranami". His debut as a poet took place in 1973 with the publication of Lekcje Rytmiki. In 1978 he began a career of solo performances. He has since published many poetry and lyrics books, and has issued several CDs. He is the leader of an informal Kraków Poetic Club. He has performed around the world.