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Date of Birth 27 August 1896Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire [now Rostov Oblast, Russia]
Date of Death 19 July 1984Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]  (infarction)
Birth NameFaina Grigoryevna Feldman

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Faina Ranevskaya was born Faina Georgievna Feldman in Taganrog. Her father was the head of the local synagogue. Her family eventually left the country, but Faina stayed in the Soviet Union and went on to become one of the country's most acclaimed stage and screen actresses. One of her most famous movie roles was as the stepmother in a 1947 musical adaptation of "Cinderella" (called "Zolushka" in Russian). After her death, Ranevskaya was buried in the Donskoye Cemetery. Post-Soviet Russia issued a stamp bearing her likeness. The Ranevskaya Monument was unveiled in 2008 in front of her birth house.

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