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Richard Boleslawski (1889–1937)


Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian films. In the chaotic wake of the Russian Revolution... See full bio »

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Known For

Theodora Goes Wild
(1936)
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
(1935)
Metropolitan
Metropolitan Director
(1935)
The Garden of Allah
(1936)

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 1935 Metropolitan
 1934 Operator 13 (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 Hollywood Party (uncredited)
 1934 Men in White (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Beauty for Sale (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1931 The Gay Diplomat (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1930 The Last of the Lone Wolf (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1929 Queen Kelly (uncredited)
 1921 Cud nad Wisla (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1920 Bohaterstwo polskiego skauta (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1918 Khleb
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Other Works:

Stage: Supervised production (w/Russell Janney, who was also producer) of "The Vagabond King" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Rudolf Friml. Book / lyrics by Brian Hooker and William H. Post. Based on "If I Were King" by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Musical Director: Anton Heindl. Book adapted by R.H. Russell. Scenic Design by James ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Boleslavsky | Ryszard Boleslawski

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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In the 1920s, Boleslavski's students at the American Laboratory Theatre school in New York included Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman, all of whom were to become active members of The Group Theater (1931-1939), the first ensemble company in America to apply the Stanislavski System to American acting. See more »

Nickname:

Boley

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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