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1. George Sanders George Sanders Actor, All About Eve George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
2. Tom Conway Tom Conway Actor, Peter Pan Tom Conway played "The Falcon" in ten of that series' entries. He starred in three Val Lewton horror classics. He appeared in comedies, musicals, two Tarzan films and even science fiction films. He was early television's Detective Mark Saber, but Conway will probably be best remembered as George Sanders' brother...
3. Mischa Auer Mischa Auer Actor, You Can't Take It with You Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
4. Sacha Guitry Sacha Guitry Writer, Faisons un rêve... French actor, dramatist and director, Sacha Guitry was born in 1885 in Saint-Petersburg where his father, actor Lucien Guitry, was under contract with the city's French theater. Early on, Sacha knew he was going to be an artist. Therefore, his studies were mediocre. His acting debuts were not too encouraging either...
5. Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Soundtrack, Children of Men Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films. He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, Russia...
6. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand Writer, The Fountainhead
7. Gregory Gaye Gregory Gaye Actor, Ninotchka Character actor in US films.
8. Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov Writer, Lolita 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...
9. Michael Chekhov Michael Chekhov Actor, Spellbound Michael Chekhov was a Russian actor in the Moscow Art Theatre who emigrated to America and made a career in Hollywood, earning himself an Oscar nomination. He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1891. His mother, Natalya Golden, was Jewish, and his father, Aleksandr Chekhov...
10. Nikolay Cherkasov Nikolay Cherkasov Actor, Alexander Nevsky Nikolai Konstantinovich Cherkasov was born on July 27, 1903, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His birth was complicated and he had to be pulled by the head with forceps that left permanent marks and visible impressions on his head. His father, Konstantin Aleksandrovich Cherkasov, was an official at the Imperial Department of Railroads of Russia...
11. Anatole de Grunwald Anatole de Grunwald Writer, 'Pimpernel' Smith Anatole de Grunwald was seven years old when his father, a diplomat in the service of the Russian Czar, was forced to flee with his family to England during the Bolshevik Revolution. He grew up in England, began a career as a journalist there and entered the British film industry in 1939 as a screenwriter...
12. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes Are Flying
13. Tsar Nicholas II Tsar Nicholas II Self, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia Czar Nicholas II of Russia was crowned in 1894, and was the last Emperor of Russia. He was born on 19 May, 1868, the first child of Tsarevitch Aleksandr III and his wife, Maria Fyodorovna. He was christened His Imperial Highness Nicholas Aleksandrovitch Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia. He was followed by three brothers and two sisters: Grand Duke Aleksandr (1869-1870)...
14. Daniele Amfitheatrof Daniele Amfitheatrof Music Department, Lassie Come Home A well-respected conductor and composer, who arrived in the US in 1937 and became a citizen in 1944. His education included studies with Wladimir Tscherbachev, Otto Respighi, and Jaroslav Krichka in the Conservatory and Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music of Vatican in Rome. He was assistant conductor...
15. Vladimir Petrov Vladimir Petrov Director, Peter the First
16. Sergei Yutkevich Sergei Yutkevich Director, Othello He has made been famous in the young soviet cinema by his films about Lenin (Lenin v Polshe and others). He had a great international acclaim by his version of Othello and engaged to the Soviet cinema two French stars: Marina Vlady for Lika in Syuzhet dlya nebolshogo rasskaza and Claude Jade for Inessa in _Lenin v Parizhe (1980)_.
17. Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin Soundtrack, Heartbreakers Aleksandr Borodin was born on November 12, 1833 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was in fact the illegitimate son of the Georgian Prince, Lukas Gedevanishvili, who registered his son under the name of his serf and payed for Borodin's private education in music, languages and sciences. Young Borodin grew up becoming fluent in German...
18. Ansa Ikonen Ansa Ikonen Actress, Pikajuna pohjoiseen
19. Tamara Geva Tamara Geva Actress, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
20. Aleksandr Borisov Aleksandr Borisov Actor, Mussorgsky Aleksandr Fedorovich Borisov was born on May 1, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His father was an industrial worker. Young Borisov was fond of theatre and participated in school drama club. In 1927 he graduated from the class of Yuri Yuryev at the Leningrad Theatre-Studio. Borisov had also a stellar career as a stage actor...
21. Alexandre Mnouchkine Alexandre Mnouchkine Producer, The Name of the Rose
22. Pavel Klushantsev Pavel Klushantsev Director, Planeta bur
23. Lyudmila Semyonova Lyudmila Semyonova Actress, Tretya meshchanskaya
24. Eugene Berman Eugene Berman Production Designer, Amahl and the Night Visitors
25. Marcelle Géniat Marcelle Géniat Actress, Le défroqué
26. Dmitri Kabalevsky Dmitri Kabalevsky Composer, Ice Age Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky was born on December 30, 1904, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was baptized by a Russian Orthodox priest on January 5, 1905, known as the "Bloody Sunday" of the 1st Russian Revolution. His father, named Boris Kabalevsky, was a mathematician. The family of Kabalevskys belonged to Russian Nobility...
27. Assia Noris Assia Noris Actress, Un colpo di pistola At the beginning of the nineteen thirties a new star appeared in the skies of fascist-led Italy, a nineteen-year-old Russian-born named Assia Norris, soon to be nicknamed the country's sweetheart. Fresh and charming, she drew lots of fans into theaters. Not that the comedies she played in were masterpieces:...
28. Evgeniy Samoylov Evgeniy Samoylov Actor, Shors
29. Fyodor Kurikhin Fyodor Kurikhin Actor, Moscow Laughs
30. Lydia Potechina Lydia Potechina Actress, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
31. Pyotr Kirillov Pyotr Kirillov Actor, Naslednyy prints respubliki
32. Aleksandr Zarkhi Aleksandr Zarkhi Director, Anna Karenina
33. Jan Savitt Jan Savitt Soundtrack, The Bridges of Madison County Jacob Sarvetnick was a child prodigy on the violin, destined to become Jan Savitt, leader of a popular swing band. Of Russian-Jewish ancestry, his father had variously worked as a motor mechanic and as a drummer in Tsar Nicholas II's Imperial Regimental Orchestra. In the U.S. from the age of fifteen...
34. Vera Baranovskaya Vera Baranovskaya Actress, Mother
35. Vladimir Vaynshtok Vladimir Vaynshtok Writer, Vsadnik bez golovy
36. Konstantin Sorokin Konstantin Sorokin Actor, Osenniye svadby
37. Jacques Companéez Jacques Companéez Writer, A Friend Will Come Tonight
38. Nadezhda Kosheverova Nadezhda Kosheverova Director, Cinderella
39. Boris Ranevsky Boris Ranevsky Actor, Holiday Lovers
40. Bruno Frejndlikh Bruno Frejndlikh Actor, Tchaikovsky Bruno Arturovich Freindlikh was born on October 10, 1909, in Russia. His German ancestors were invited to Russia by Tsar Peter the Great and settled in St. Petersburg around 1700's. The Freindlikh family started a successful glass-making factory in the Russian capital. Young Bruno Freindlikh received an excellent private education and was amateur actor at school...
41. Vladimir Chestnokov Vladimir Chestnokov Actor, 713 prosit posadku
42. Feliks Yusupov Feliks Yusupov Writer, J'ai tué Raspoutine Prince Feliks Yusupov was a member of Russian nobility who became famous for killing Grigory Rasputin. He was born on March 23, 1887, in St. Petersburg, Russia, into one the wealthiest families of that time. After the tragic death of his brother, he became heir to the immense fortune of the Yusupov family...
43. Aleksei Tolstoy Aleksei Tolstoy Writer, Black Sabbath
44. Varvara Myasnikova Varvara Myasnikova Actress, Chapaev
45. Zoya Fyodorova Zoya Fyodorova Actress, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
46. Viktor Shklovsky Viktor Shklovsky Writer, Tretya meshchanskaya Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky was born on January 24, 1893, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His father, named Boris Shklovsky, was a teacher. Shklovsky himself described his family as Jewish-German Russians. Young Shklovsky showed a strong and unusual character. He dropped out of school, but later graduated with honors from a Gymnazium in St. Petersburg...
47. Ferdinand von Alten Ferdinand von Alten Actor, Champagne
48. Nathalie Lissenko Nathalie Lissenko Actress, Le double amour
49. Boris Zhukovsky Boris Zhukovsky Actor, Front
50. Vladimir Arsenev Vladimir Arsenev Writer, Dersu Uzala
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