Blessed with a powerful, eloquent and melodious voice, Bruce Myers was a mainstay on the stage and screen. He passed away on April 15 after contracting and succumbing to COVID-19.

He was born on April 12, 1942, in Radcliffe, England, to Maurice and Mitzi Myers. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

His career launched in the early 1970s when he met legendary director Peter Brook. Myers joined the Paris-based International Center for Theater Research and toured the world with Brook and his company for the next five decades, starring in countless live productions and several screen adaptations of famous plays.

His stage performances incorporated many Shakespearean roles.

Myers eventually did some directing himself and appeared in a few movies, including such popular Hollywood films as “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Henry and June.”

He is survived by his wife, Ivanka Polchenko; two daughters; and three siblings.

Readers are invited to express their condolences or memories of the departed in the Reader Comments box that follows this article.

To provide additional information for this article, or to submit the names and information about other Jewish victims of the coronavirus, please use this form.