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1. Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Writer, The Double Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his family...
2. Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Actor, The Name of the Rose Feodor Fedorovich Chaliapin Jr. was born October 6, 1905, in Moscow, Russia. He was the youngest of six children. His father was the world-famous Russian Opera basso Feodor Chaliapin Sr.. His mother, Iola Tornagi, was a prima-ballerina who quit the stage after her marriage and became a caring mother of six children...
3. Olga Baclanova Olga Baclanova Actress, Freaks Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1896. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 16 to apprentice at the Moscow Art Theatre...
4. Vladimir Sokoloff Vladimir Sokoloff Actor, The Magnificent Seven Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and assistant director...
5. Konstantin Stanislavski Konstantin Stanislavski Miscellaneous Crew, Na dne Konstantin Stanislavski was a wealthy Russian businessman turned director who founded the Moscow Art Theatre, and originated the Stanislavski's System of acting which was spread over the world by his students, such as Michael Chekhov, Aleksei Dikij, Stella Adler, Viktor Tourjansky, and Richard Boleslawski among many others...
6. Léonide Massine Léonide Massine Actor, The Red Shoes Leonide Massine, dancer and choreographer was born in Moscow in 1895 the son of a soprano & a musician from the Bolshoi Theatre chorus. He studied acting & dance from the age of 8 at Moscow's Imperial Theatre School. He was 19 when he was spotted by Diaghilev and recruited as the principal dancer in the Ballets Russes to replace the recently married Nijinsky...
7. Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak Writer, Doctor Zhivago 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 Alexander Scriabin as well as writers Rilke and Leo Tolstoy...
8. Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky Art Department, Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian businessman...
9. Boris Barnet Boris Barnet Director, The Patriots
10. Eugenie Leontovich Eugenie Leontovich Actress, Homicidal
11. Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin Writer, Onegin Born to noble parents (his father Sergei was a retired major, and his mother, Nadezhda, was the granddaughter of an ennobled Ethiopian general) on the 26th of May, 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin became involved with a liberal underground revolutionary group that saw him exiled to the Caucasus...
12. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
13. Alexander Golitzen Alexander Golitzen Art Director, Touch of Evil Alexander Golitzen was a legendary art director, a field in which most worker's names remain relatively unknown. His prolific work in hundreds of films, predominantly at Universal, made his name familiar to many film-goers, at least among those who read credits. Possibly only Cedric Gibbons, at MGM...
14. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
15. Boris Leven Boris Leven Production Designer, The Sound of Music Boris Leven was born in Moscow, where he first studied painting and design. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1927 and attended the University of Southern California, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1932. He went on to complete his education at the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York and...
16. Aleksandr Antonov Aleksandr Antonov Actor, Battleship Potemkin
17. Fyodor Otsep Fyodor Otsep Director, The Adventures of the Three Reporters
18. Alexander Scriabin Alexander Scriabin Soundtrack, Barfly Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist who invented the first colour keyboard and notation for lights and colors based on his scale of Synesthetic colors. His symphony 'Prometheus: The Poem of Fire' (1910) was the first composition in history which included notation for lights and colors...
19. Vladimir Mass Vladimir Mass Writer, Trembita
20. Marina Koshetz Marina Koshetz Actress, Luxury Liner
21. Sergey Komarov Sergey Komarov Actor, Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella
22. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, The Story of the Flaming Years
23. Lev Atamanov Lev Atamanov Director, The Snow Queen
24. Nikolay Erdman Nikolay Erdman Writer, Frosty
25. Sergey Mikhalkov Sergey Mikhalkov Writer, Bolshoe kosmicheskoe puteshestvie
26. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, The Battle of Kerzhenets
27. Lilya Brik Lilya Brik Actress, Shackled by Film Lily Brik, one of Russian and Soviet culture's most enigmatic women who was admired by many important men, was known for her wit and beauty and helped many talented people to become famous. She was born Lilya Urievna Kagan, in 1891, in Moscow, Russia, into a Jewish family of a lawyer and a music teacher...
28. Mischa Bakaleinikoff Mischa Bakaleinikoff Music Department, The Big Heat Composer and accomplished double-bass player and cellist, Mischa fled his country after the October Revolution of 1917, along with his brothers Vladimir and Constantin. He arrived in America in 1926, and, five years later, got a job with Columbia in Hollywood. He was at first utilised as a musician...
29. Tatyana Pelttser Tatyana Pelttser Actress, Priklyucheniya zhyoltogo chemodanchika
30. Igor Ilyinsky Igor Ilyinsky Actor, Carnival in Moscow Igor Ilyinsky was a notable Russian actor of Maly Theatre in Moscow, who was best known for his roles in Soviet comedies, such as Byvalov in Volga - Volga. He was born Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky on June 24, 1901, in Moscow, Russia. Young Ilyinsky was fond of theatre, he was involved in drama class while a student of Moscow Gymnasium...
31. Alexandre Volkoff Alexandre Volkoff Director, Father Sergius
32. Nikolay Kryuchkov Nikolay Kryuchkov Actor, Ballad of a Soldier
33. George Golitzen George Golitzen Producer, The Parent Trap
34. Nikolai Batalov Nikolai Batalov Actor, Tretya meshchanskaya Nikolai Petrovich Batalov was born on December 6, 1899, in Moscow, Russia, into the family of a clerk. From 1910-1915 he studied at the Moscow Mercantile School named after the Czar Aleksander III. His interest in theatre and literature was supported by his grandmother, who encouraged his voracious reading...
35. Arcady Boytler Arcady Boytler Director, Águila o sol
36. Vladimir Gardin Vladimir Gardin Actor, Klyuchi schastya
37. Yelizaveta Svilova Yelizaveta Svilova Director, The Fall of Berlin
38. Anatoli Ktorov Anatoli Ktorov Actor, War and Peace Anatoli Ktorov, a brilliant Russian actor who was stuttering in real life but was perfectly eloquent in acting roles, had a career spanning from silent films to Academy Award-winning epic War and Peace. He was born Anatoli Petrovich Ktorov on April 24, 1898, in Moscow, Russia. His grandfather was a successful merchant...
39. Mikhail Nazvanov Mikhail Nazvanov Actor, Ivan the Terrible, Part I
40. Nikolay Lebedev Nikolay Lebedev Actor, Sverstnitsy
41. Bernard B. Ray Bernard B. Ray Director, Caryl of the Mountains
42. Anatoli Aleksandrov Anatoli Aleksandrov Soundtrack, X-Men: First Class
43. Ruben Simonov Ruben Simonov Actor, Vesenniye dni
44. Vladimir Popov Vladimir Popov Actor, The Red Balloon
45. Milton Brown Milton Brown Actor, Carmen
46. Aleksei Arbuzov Aleksei Arbuzov Writer, Tanya
47. Pavel Orlenev Pavel Orlenev Actor, Brand
48. Olga Preobrazhenskaya Olga Preobrazhenskaya Director, Tikhiy Don
49. Vsevolod Aksyonov Vsevolod Aksyonov Actor, Russkiy vopros Vsevolod Nikolaevich Aksenov was born on March 19, 1898, in Moscow, Russia. In 1918, he graduated from a Moscow Gymnasium, then worked for a year as a clerk in Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD). From 1919-1920 he studied acting at Shchepkin School of Maly Theatre in Moscow. From 1920-1960 Vsevolod Aksenov was a permanent member of the legendary troupe at Maly Academic Theatre in Moscow...
50. Vladimir Savelyev Vladimir Savelyev Actor, The Fall of Berlin
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