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Aleksander Moisiu

Aleksander Moisiu (1879-1935) (aka Alexander Moissi) was a famous Albanian stage actor. He was born in Durrės to an Albanian father and Arberesh mother. Some of his roles have included Hamlet, Oedipus, Faust, Fedya in Tolstoy's " Buried Alive", and Dubedat in George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma". He was one of the preferred actors of the director Max Reinhardt. Moisiu has also performed in several films. Although he made his name abroad (such as Germany, Russia and Switzerland), he is well remembered and honored in Albania. The High College of Drama in Tirana and the Professional Theatre of Durrės are named after him. He is buried in Lake Lugano, Switzerland.

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