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Olga Knipper-Chekhova (1868–1959)

Olga Leonardovna Knipper-Chekhova (nee Knipper) was born on September 9, 1868, in Glasov, Russian Empire, into the family of a German origin. She received an excellent private education and was bilingual, being fluent in Russian and German. She was one of the original 39 founding members of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898. She also was the favorite ... See full bio »

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Zavtra nochyu Sergey's mother
Plenniki morya Actress
Mastera stseny Ranevskaya (segment "The Cherry Orchard")


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 1947 Mastera stseny
Ranevskaya (segment "The Cherry Orchard")
 1930 Zavtra nochyu
Sergey's mother

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She acted in Anton Chekhov's plays, "Uncle Vanya," and "The Cherry Orchard;" Gorky's play, "The Lower Depths;" Alexei Tolstoy's play, "Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch," and an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's play, "The Brothers Karamazov," in a Moscow Art Theatre Repertory Company production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with ... See more »

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Actress of the Moscow Art Theater (Moscow Artistic Theater).

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