Rufina Nifontova

Rufina Dmitrievna Nifontova (Russian: Руфина Дмитриевна Нифонтова; September 15, 1931 – November 27, 1994) was a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. People's Artist of the USSR (1978).

Rufina Nifontova
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Rufina Dmitrievna Pitade

(1931-09-15)September 15, 1931
DiedNovember 27, 1994(1994-11-27) (aged 63)
Years active1955–1992


Rufina Nifontova was born in Moscow on September 15, 1931 in a family with Greek roots.[1]

The father – Dmitry Pitade[1] (1891–1944), was an assistant to the chief of station Moscow-Sorting – attentive, gentle man.[1] Mother – Darya Semyonovna (1895–1964), worked at a textile factory, was a shock worker-activist, had a martial character. Alexander's brother went missing in the early days of the Great Patriotic War. Brother Boris was also killed at the front. Brother Vyacheslav (1931–1975) – the twin Rufina.

She studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (course of Bibikov-Pyzhova). In 1955 Rufina Nifontova graduated from VGIK and was admitted to the Theater-studio movie actor.

Since 1957 Nifontova comes into the troupe of the Maly Theatre.[1] The Maly she came already famous actress.

In 1986–1991 – Secretary of the Board Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation.[1]

November 27, 1994 Rufina Nifontova came from the country, much shivering and wanted to bask in the bathroom to go to bed later. Water seemed cool actress: she turned the hot water, but a few minutes later fainted. Noticing streaks on the ceiling downstairs neighbors started knocking on the door, and then called her daughter Nifontova. When Olga and her husband came and opened the apartment, on the landing poured boiling water. Help Rufina Nifontova was impossible.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

  • Husband – Gleb Nifontov, filmmaker.
    • Daughter – Olga, graduated from the VGIK.


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