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Valentin Ivanovich Zubkov (Russian: Валенти́н Ива́нович Зубко́в; 12 May 1923 – 18 January 1979) was a Soviet film actor. He was born in Peschanoye Settlement of Ryazan Province. He finished Armavir Military Aviation School (1941–1943) and served as a pilot at frontlines of the German-Soviet War.
|Died||18 January 1979 (aged 55)|
Moscow, Soviet Union
In the late 1940s Valentin Zubkov studied in Konstantin Voynov’s studio and later played the leads in his films Three Came Out of the Woods (Troe vyshli iz lesa) (1959) and The Sun Shines for All (Solntse svetit vsem) (1959), as well as episodic roles in Time of Summer Vacations (Vremya letnikh otpuskov) (1960) and Dream of an Uncle (Dyadushkin son) (1966). He gave his film debut in Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel’s It Began This Way (Eto nachinalos tak...) (1956). In 1960 he joined the Theatre Studio of Film Actor.
In 1957 Valentin Zubkov played a front soldier in The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat zhuravli) (1957) and a cowardly villain in The Communist (Kommunist) (1958). His most famous roles include those in the films Our Father's House (Otchiy dom) (1959), Leon Garros Is Looking for His Friend (Leon Garros ishchet druga) (1961), Northern Story (Severnaya povest) (1960), Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo Detstvo) (1962), and A Day of Happiness (Den schastya) (1963). In the Hospital Train (Poezd miloserdiya) (1964) Zubkov played together with his son Sergey.
- The Cranes are Flying (Летят журавли, 1957)
- A Home for Tanya (Отчий дом, 1959)
- Over Tissa (Над Тиссой,1958)
- 20,000 Leagues Across the Land (Vingt mille lieues sur la terre, 1960)
- Man Follows the Sun (Человек идёт за солнцем, 1961)
- Ivan's Childhood (Иваново детство, 1962)
- Seven Nannies (Семь нянек, 1962)
- At War as at War (На войне как на войне, 1969)