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Date of Birth 18 June 1902Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Date of Death 8 January 1965Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]  (suicide)
Birth NameBoris Vasilyevich Barnet

Mini Bio (1)

Boris Barnet was born on June 18, 1902 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Boris Vasilyevich Barnet. He was a director and actor, known for The Patriots (1933), The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926) and Secret Agent (1947). He was married to Alla Kazanskaya, Yelena Kuzmina, Natalia Glan and Valentina Barnet. He died on January 8, 1965 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia].

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Yelena Kuzmina (1928 - 1936) (divorced)
Natalia Glan (1926 - 1927) (divorced)
Alla Kazanskaya (? - 8 January 1965) (his death) (1 child)
Valentina Barnet (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 16-19. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Boris Barnet was invited to direct the movie Zagovor poslov (1965) and already started pre-production, but he unexpectedly committed suicide at age 62 in Riga, USSR [now Latvia]. So the movie was directed by Nikolai Rozantsev.
Had a medical career before turning to film work.
Trained at the State Film School under Lev Kuleshov and first worked as assistant to Fedor Ozep in 1926. Did his best work as a director between 1928 and 1940, occasionally also appearing in his films.

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