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1. 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...
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, Povest plamennykh let
7. Aleksandr Antonov Aleksandr Antonov Actor, Battleship Potemkin
8. Boris Barnet Boris Barnet Director, The Patriots
9. 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...
10. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
11. Yevgeni Bauer Yevgeni Bauer Director, Posle smerti Yevgeni Bauer was the most important filmmaker of the early Russian cinema, who made about eighty silent films in 5 years before the Russian Revolution of 1917. He was born Yevgeni Frantsevich Bauer in 1865, in Moscow, Russia, into an artistic family. His father, Franz Bauer, was a renown musician who played zither...
12. Nikolay Batalov Nikolay 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...
13. Eugenie Leontovich Eugenie Leontovich Actress, Homicidal
14. 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...
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 Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
17. 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...
18. Fyodor Otsep Fyodor Otsep Director, Miss Mend
19. Sergey Mikhalkov Sergey Mikhalkov Writer, U nikh est Rodina
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Marina Koshetz Marina Koshetz Actress, Luxury Liner
23. 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...
24. Georgiy Millyar Georgiy Millyar Actor, Frosty
25. Alexandre Volkoff Alexandre Volkoff Director, Otets Sergiy
26. Sergey Vasilev Sergey Vasilev Director, Chapaev
27. Mikhail Nazvanov Mikhail Nazvanov Actor, Ivan the Terrible, Part I
28. Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel Actor, Shakhmatnaya goryachka
29. Vladimir Gardin Vladimir Gardin Actor, Slesar i kantsler
30. Nikolay Kryuchkov Nikolay Kryuchkov Actor, Ballad of a Soldier
31. Theodore Kosloff Theodore Kosloff Actor, Why Change Your Wife?
32. Elizaveta Svilova Elizaveta Svilova Director, Nuremberg Trials
33. Pyotr Glebov Pyotr Glebov Actor, Tikhiy Don Petr (Pyotr) Glebov was a Russian film and stage actor, best known as Grigori Melekhov in 'Tikhiy Don' trilogy (1957-1958) by director Sergey Gerasimov. He was born Petr Petrovich Glebov on April 14, 1915, in Moscow, Russia. His parents belonged to Russian Landed Gentry, having ancestral relations with Count Orlov-Denisov...
34. Vera Karalli Vera Karalli Actress, Umirayushchii lebed Vera Karalli was a Russian silent film actress and ballerina of Bolshoi Theatre and the "Ballets Russes" (Russian Ballet) led by Sergei Diaghilev. She was born Vera Alekseevna Karalli on July 27, 1889, in Moscow, Russia. In 1906 she graduated as a ballerina from the ballet class of Alexander Gorsky at Moscow Theatre School...
35. Lilya Brik Lilya Brik Director, Steklyannyy glaz 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...
36. Ivan Bobrov Ivan Bobrov Actor, Battleship Potemkin
37. Walter Spies Walter Spies Writer, Insel der Dämonen Walter Spies was born in Moscow, Russia on 15 September 1895, of a large German-Russian family, which owned one of the largest wholesale corporations in Tsarist Russia before World War I, so he lived a privileged life during his childhood. After the outbreak of WWI, Tsarist government, suspicious of...
38. Mikhail Lermontov Mikhail Lermontov Writer, Pechorin Mikhail Lermontov was born in 1814 into an aristocratic Russian family and grew up in a trilingual environment. His ancestor was the Scottish Knight George Lermont, who came to Russia in 1613 and served the Tsar. Lermontov's grandmother hired a Frenchman, named Jean, who became a servant to the young poet...
39. Arcady Boytler Arcady Boytler Director, Águila o sol
40. Ada Vojtsik Ada Vojtsik Actress, Ivan the Terrible, Part II
41. Alexis Granowsky Alexis Granowsky Director, Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
42. Boris Shchukin Boris Shchukin Actor, Lenin in 1918
43. P.D. Ouspensky P.D. Ouspensky Writer, Recife Inver$o$ - Fragmentos do Delírio Cotidiano
44. Anatoli Aleksandrov Anatoli Aleksandrov Composer, X-Men: First Class
45. Bernard B. Ray Bernard B. Ray Producer, Caryl of the Mountains
46. George Golitzen George Golitzen Producer, The Parent Trap
47. Konstantin Irmen-Tschet Konstantin Irmen-Tschet Cinematographer, Woman in the Moon
48. Irena Malkiewicz Irena Malkiewicz Actress, Passenger
49. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, Secha pri Kerzhentse
50. Elsa Triolet Elsa Triolet Writer, Normandie - Niémen
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