Zlatko Šugman (August 28, 1932 – December 16, 2008) was one of Slovenia's best known theater, television and film actors.
Sugman was born in Gorisnica, which is located near Ptuj, in what was then Yugoslavia on August 28, 1932. He was a graduate of the Ljubljana Academy of Acting.
He appeared in numerous Slovenian and Yugoslav theater and film roles throughout his decades long career. Known for his comedic work, Sugman's first appeared in the 1962 film, Tistega lepega dne (One Fine Day), which was directed by France Stiglic. On television, Sugman appeared in monodramas, comedy series and children's shows.
Sugman was a member of the SLG Celje Theater from 1958 until 1961 and the SNG Drama Maribor in Maribor, Slovenia, from 1961 until 1965. He remained a member of the Mestno gledalisce ljubljansko (MGL) theatre, the Ljubljana city theater, for 27 years.
Sugman's awards and honors included the Prešeren Prize, which is the highest Slovenian national award for lifetime achievement in the arts. He also received the Borstnik Ring for lifetime achievement in the theater. In 2001, Sugman was awarded the Jezek Award for his television achievements. The Jezek jury noted his skill in expressing both humor and pain on screen.
Zlatko Sugman died in his home in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on December 16, 2008, at the age of 76. His death was announced by the Mestno gledalisce ljubljansko (MGL) theatre.