Andrei Popov (actor)

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Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (Russian: Андрей Алексеевич Попов; 12 April 1918 – 14 June 1983)[1] was a Soviet and Russian stage and film actor, theatre director and pedagogue.[2] People's Artist of the USSR (1965).[3][4]

Andrei Popov
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Popov in A Gentle Creature (1960)
Andrei Alekseyevich Popov

(1918-04-12)12 April 1918
Died14 June 1983(1983-06-14) (aged 65)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Occupation(s)Actor, theater director, pedagogue
Years active1940–1983


His father, Aleksey Popov, was the director of the Red Army Theatre. Young Popov made his film debut in 1930, as a schoolboy in Russian silent film Large Nuisance; that film was eventually lost or destroyed during the turbulent history of the Soviet Union.

Between 1935 and 1939 Popov studied acting at the Drama Studio of the Red Army Theatre in Moscow. Until 1974 he was a permanent member of the troupe at the Central Theatre of the Soviet Army (formerly known as the Red Army Theatre).

During World War II, Andrei Popov entertained soldiers at the front-lines. After his father's retirement in 1963, Andrei Popov succeeded him as the artistic director of the Soviet Army Theatre.

In 1974, Popov was invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre. There he co-starred in several stage productions together with such partners as Smoktunovsky, Yefremov, Tabakov, and other stars of Russian theater.[5] He appeared in more than 40 films between 1947 and 1981.

Andrei Popov was designated a People's Artist of the USSR and also received the Stalin Prize.[6] From 1960s to 1982 he taught acting at Russian Institute of Theatre Arts.

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  1. ^ Памятник на могиле Попова на Введенском кладбище в Москве
  2. ^ Peter Rollberg (2009). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. US: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 541–542. ISBN 978-0-8108-6072-8.
  3. ^ Inna Solovyova. "Andrei Alekseyevich Popov". History. Personalities (in Russian). Moscow Art Theatre. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. ^ Письма деятелей науки и культуры против реабилитации Сталина
  5. ^ "Острова. Андрей Попов". Russia-K. 2008.
  6. ^ Письма деятелей науки и культуры против реабилитации Сталина

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