Helena Vondráčková

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July 5, 2022

Helena Vondráčková (Prague, June 24, 1947 –) is a Czech singer and actress.

Career

He became nationally known as the winner of the Hledáme nové talenty talent search competition in 1964, and his first single was released in the same year. In 1965, Zlatý slavík ranked first in the national pop music popularity list based on audience votes. After that, he performed at the Rococo Theater, where he appeared together with Václav Neckář and Marta Kubišová, with whom he founded the Golden Kids trio in 1968. In 1967, she played the main role in the fairytale film Šíleně smutná princezna. His first solo album, Růže kvetou dál, was released in 1969. After the breakup of the Golden Kids trio in 1970, he continued his career as a solo singer. In the 1970s, he often performed at foreign festivals. His first foreign album was released in Japan. In 1978, he won the main prize of the Sopot Song Festival. In 1982, he was awarded the Outstanding Artist Award. In the 1980s, he performed mainly on domestic concert stages, released 14 LPs, and remained extremely popular as a regular second and third placer on the Zlatý slavík popularity charts. In the 1990s, in addition to her pop music career, she also sang in musicals, including the female lead role in Les Miserables. As a continuation of his success, in 2002 his song "Dlouhá noc" won the Song of the Year title. It continues to occupy high positions in the popularity and album sales charts. In 2002, she was awarded the Female Singer of the Year award. In 2005, she sang the role of Grizabelly in Cats at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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