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Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899, the eldest of five children in a wealthy aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandfather was a Justice Minister to the Czar Alexander II. His father, named Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was a liberal political leader, the editor of a liberal newspaper, and was a friend of ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Lausanne, Switzerland

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 2013 Symbols and Signs (Short)
 2001 Nabokov, Mashenka (TV Movie) (novel Mary - uncredited)
 2000 The Luzhin Defence (novel "Zashchita Luzhina")
 1999 Lurjus (short story "Podlets")
 1997 Lolita (novel "Lolita")
 1994 Mademoiselle O (TV Movie) (short story)
 1987 Maschenka (novel "Mashen'ka")
 1986 Laughter in the Dark (novel)
 1978 Despair (novel "Otchayaniye")
 1973 Einladung zur Enthauptung (TV Movie) (novel "Priglasheniye na kazn'")
 1972 King, Queen, Knave (novel "Korol', dama, valet")
 1970 Bend Sinister (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Laughter in the Dark (novel)
 1962 Lolita (novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
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 1925 Chess Fever (Short)
Cameo (uncredited)
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 1997 Lolita (writer: "My Carmen")
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 2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (TV Movie) (excerpt from "Pale Fire" by arrangement with the estate)
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 2011 The Key to Annabel Lee (Short) (special thanks)
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 1975 Apostrophes (TV Series)
- Vladimir Nabokov (1975) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Podvig" ["The Exploit"] See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[about the US] It is my country. The intellectual life suits me better there than in any other country in the world. I have more friends there, more kindred souls than anywhere. See more »


His father, a Russian diplomat who participated in the 1917 revolution but was not a Communist, was assassinated in Berlin in 1922 by a Russian fascist. See more »

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