George Šlitr (15. 2. 1924- 26. 12. 1969) - Czech composer, instrumentalist, singer and artist. Co-founder of the theater Semaphore, where he created a memorable pair with a similarly focused Jiri Suchy. As an actor George Šlitr appeared in several films.
George Šlitr was born in Zálesní Lhota, which is part of the Giant Mountains foothill village Studenec in Semilsko. In Rychnově, where the family moved, he co-founded Dixieland group, later known as Czechoslovak Dixieland Jazz Band. Though a trained lawyer, he preferred music and art. Artistic career got a new direction after meeting with Jiri Suchy. The two artists met in 1957, actor Miroslav Horníček. Mark Dry - Šlitr gaining in popularity, which peaked after the founding of the theater semaphore. Copyright pair's works greatly influenced theatrical and musical events in Czechoslovakia: their songs became hits, aroused great interest and films on which they composed together ( It was ten of us , 1963 If Thousand Clarinets , 1965 Crime in a Music Hall , 1968). George Šlitr died of poisoning by coal gas, so that in the studio on Wenceslas Square přitápěl. With him died and one of the young girls who liked to surround. Dry with Šlitr enriched Czech music at a number of songs, many of which popularized. These include hits Yeah, I'm still alive , Klokočí , Yesterday, Sunday was , Oh, the love of heaven , Purpura and others.