The Grand Master of humor from Shkodra and all Albanians, Paulin Preka, passed away at the age of 86.
Paulin Preka was born in Shkodra on February 2, 1935. He took the first steps, inclined by his talent to write his artistic biography, which years later would rank him in the golden generation of actors who created a unique constellation.
Preka has performed several roles such as that of the brigadier, the carpenter, the cyclist, the doctor, the bricklayer, the professor, the lover, Cuku and Luku, the rich and the afflicted, the poor and the deputy, the highlander and the camper, the intellectual and the undisciplined and what every screenwriter and director could have thought to entrust a role to him. Paulin Preka was an accomplished actor.
You can find him in sketches, couplets and parodies, with a pure diction that refers to the typical Shkodra dialect, with an admirable musical ear, with a plastic that in its beginnings favored its age, as well as the experience gained, ranking in the prominent constellation of humorous actors from Shkodra.He has always been good at keeping the audience involved and in loop with what he was doing.
Preka closed his eyes forever in Italy, where he lived for years with his family.