Ivan Ryzhov

Ivan Petrovich Ryzhov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Рыжо́в; 25 January 1913, Zelyonaya Sloboda, Bronnitsky Uyezd, Moscow Governorate — 15 March 2004, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian film and theater actor.[1] People's Artist of the RSFSR (1980).[2]

From a postcard, 2013


Ryzhov was born on 25 January 1913 in the village of Zelyonaya Sloboda, in the Bronnitsky Uyezd of the Moscow Governorate of the Russian Empire. In 1935, he graduated from the School of the Moscow Theater of the Revolution and became an actor of the theater.

He made his film debut in the role of Captain Soroka in the Kubans.

Ivan Ryzhov died on the morning of 15 March 2004 in a Moscow hospital. According to his daughter, it happened due to negligence of the medical staff: the actor had fallen and cut his hand. The funeral service took place not in the House of Cinema, as has happened with other famous actors, and in a small temple at Botkin Hospital, where he had died. The memorial was attended by relatives and artists.

He was buried at Perepechinskoe Cemetery.


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