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Richard Boleslawski (1889–1937)


Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian films. In the chaotic wake of the Russian Revolution... See full bio »

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Known For

Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
(1935)
Theodora Goes Wild
(1936)
The Garden of Allah
(1936)
Operator 13
Operator 13 Director
(1934)

Filmography

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 1935 Metropolitan
 1934 Operator 13 (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 Hollywood Party (uncredited)
 1934 Men in White (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Beauty for Sale (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1931 The Gay Diplomat (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1930 The Last of the Lone Wolf (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1929 Queen Kelly (uncredited)
 1921 Cud nad Wisla (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1920 Bohaterstwo polskiego skauta (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1918 Khleb
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "White Eagle" on Broadway. Musical. Music by Rudolf Friml. Book / lyrics by Brian Hooker and 'William H. Post' (qv. Based on "The Squaw Man" by Edwin Milton Royle. Musical Director: Anton Heindl. Music orchestrated by Joseph Majer. Staged by Richard Boleslawski. Choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Directed by Russell ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Boleslavsky | Ryszard Boleslawski

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

In the Russo-Polish War of 1920, Boleslawski fought as a soldier in the Polish Army and took part in the Polish invasion of the Ukraine, shortly before the war ended. See more »

Nickname:

Boley

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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