Bihari, József (Joseph) (Nagyajta, now Aita Mare, Romania, 14 January 1901 - Budapest, 25 February 1981) – Actor. He was a railway clerk in Transylvania (Erdély, now in Romania). After the Versailles-Trianon Peace Treaty ceded Transylvania to Romania in 1920, he moved to the truncated Hungary and worked as a laborer, later as an accountant. He studied acting at the Actors’ School of the National Actors’ Society, graduating in 1928. He joined the National Art Theater (Nemzeti Művész Színház) and from 1935 to 1945 he was member of the Comedy Theater (Vígszínház), Budapest. He was member of the National Theater (Nemzeti Színház,) Budapest until his retirement in 1965. His characteristics were inner tension of emotions, visualized strength, acerbic sense of humor and pleasant elocution. He gave outstanding performances in many roles, particularly that of Tiborc in J. Katona’s Bánk bán. His other important roles include Bálint Újlaki in Kós’s Antal Budai Nagy (Budai Nagy Antal); Antal Varga in Háy’s The Bridge of Life (Az élet hídja); Orrondi in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer-Night’s Dream (Szentiványéji álom), and Antal Bolyai in L. Németh’s The Two Bolyais (A két Bolyai). He had more than 14 feature films to his credit, such as Men on the Snow-capped Mountain (Emberek a havason); Stolen Happiness (Lopott boldogság), Romantics (Romantika), and Ravine (Szakadék). He received the titles of Merited Artist, Outstanding Artist, and the Kossuth Prize (twice). – B: 0883, 1445, T: 7103.→Trianon Peace Treaty.