Nina Sazonova

Nina Afanasievna Sazonova (Russian: Нина Афанасьевна Сазонова; 1917 — 2004) was a leading actress of the Soviet Army Theatre in Moscow.

Nina Sazonova
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Nina Afanasievna Sazonova

(1917-01-07)7 January 1917
Konstantinovo, Aleksandrovsky District, Vladimir Governorate, Russian Empire
Died1 March 2004(2004-03-01) (aged 87)
Years active1934 — 2002

The daughter of a peasant, she joined Aleksey Popov's theatre school at the age of 17.[1] Popov went on to direct her in a number of productions at the Soviet Army Theatre. In the 1960s, she appeared in supporting roles in a slew of Soviet films and gained wider renown for her portrayal of a World War II survivor in the 1965 melodrama Womenfolk. Sazonova was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1987.[2]

Her later years were plagued by a series of horrible incidents, such as being severely beaten by her drunken son who proceeded to jump 11 stories out of an apartment window to his death.[3]

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  1. ^ Nina Sazonova // Stars of the Russian Army Theatre (2002) — ISBN 5-7805-0948-4
  2. ^ Nina Sazonova in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Квартирный вопрос Нины Сазоновой

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