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Boris Pasternak (1890–1960)

Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow on February 10, 1890 into an artistic family of Russian-Jewish heritage. His father was an acclaimed artist named Leonid Pasternak, who converted to Christianity, and his mother was a renown concert pianist named Rosa Kaufman. Their home was open to family friends such as composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and ... See full bio »

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Doctor Zhivago
Hamlet Writer
King Lear
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 2006 Doktor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 ... (novel)
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (novel)
 1990 Pasternak (TV Movie)
 1975 Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics)
 1971 King Lear (Russian translation, 1949)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (novel "Doctor Zhivago" - as Boris Leonidovic Pasternak)
 1964 Hamlet (1941 Russian translation)
 1959 Doutor Jivago (TV Series) (novel)
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 1975 Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... (lyrics)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... (lyrics)
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 2008 Voici venir l'orage... (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Troisième partie (2008) ... (writer: "Nuit d'hiver")
 1981 Staryy novyy god (writer: "Sneg idyot" ("It snows"))
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 1992 Parajanov: The Last Spring (Documentary) (poems)
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 2008 The Reader (acknowledgment: Doctor Zhivago by)
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 1959 Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Moscow (TV Movie documentary)
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 1995 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic (TV Special documentary)

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Last Summer" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Boris Leonidovic Pasternak

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Personal Quote:

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.


"Doctor Zhivago" was rejected by Soviet publishers and was published in Italy in 1957. See more »

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