Vsevolod Sanayev

Vsevolod Vasilyevich Sanayev (Все′волод Васи′льевич Сана′ев; 25 [12, o.s.] February 1912 in Tula, Russian Empire – 27 January 1996 in Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet film and stage actor popular in the 1960s–1970s. Sanayev, a Moscow Art Theatre (and later Mossovet Theatre) actor, was honored in 1969 with the People's Artist of the USSR title; among his other accolades are the Order of Lenin (1971) and the Order of the October Revolution (1981).[1][2]

Vsevolod Vasilyevich Sanayev
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Vsevolod Sanayev (1940)
Born
Всеволод Васильевич Санаев

(1912-02-25)25 February 1912
Died27 January 1996(1996-01-27) (aged 83)
OccupationActor
Years active1938–1990s
AwardsPeople's Artist of the USSR (1969)

BiographyEdit

Vsevolod Sanayev was born on 25 February 1912 in Tula. In 1926 — 1930 he worked as a bayan technician at the Tula factory of musical instruments. After a short stint at a local theatre, in 1931 he was invited to join the Tula-based Gorky Theatre of Drama and Comedy and soon enrolled in the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts. After the graduation in 1937 he joined the Moscow Art Theatre troupe. In 1938, he debuted on screen in the film Volga-Volga (where he had two minor roles), and in 1940 enjoyed his first success as Dobryakov in the film The Girl I Love. In 1943, Sanayev joined the Mossovet Theatre and in 1952 moved to the Moscow Art Theatre.[2]

The mass popularity came to Sanayev in the 1950s and 1960s; among his best known roles were Kantaurov in The Return of Vasily Bortnikov (1952), Dontsov in The First Echelon (1955), Kozlov in Five Days, Five Nights (1960), Siply (Husky) in An Optimistic Tragedy (1962); later Colonel Lukin in the war epic Liberation (1968), Professor Stepanov in Pechki-lavochki (1972), and Colonel Zorin (The Return of St. Luca, 1970; The Black Prince, 1973, and The Version of Colonel Zorin, 1978). A staunch communist, Sanayev for many years was the head of the Mosfilm Communist Party committee (partkom).[2]

Vsevolod Sanayev died on 27 January 1996 in Moscow. He is interred in Novodevichy Cemetery.[2]

FamilyEdit

Vsevolod Sanayev was married to Lidya Sanayeva (1918–1995). Their daughter, the actress Elena Sanayeva, is a widow of the actor and director Rolan Bykov. His grandson Pavel Sanayev is an actor, scriptwriter, theatre director and playwright. His acclaimed 1995 autobiographical play Pokhoronite menya pod plintusom (Bury Me Under a Baseboard) told the harrowing story of his life with a tyrannous grandmother, whom his mother left him with after her marriage.

FilmographyEdit

  • Volga-Volga (1938) - bearded lumberjack / member of the symphony orchestra (dual role)
  • If War Comes Tomorrow (Yesli zavtra voina, 1938) - paratrooper
  • A Girl with a Temper (Devushka s kharakterom, 1939) - Surkov, militia officer
  • The Youth of Commanders (Yunost komandirov, 1939) - Colonel Grishayev
  • The Girl I Love (Lyubimaya devushka, 1940) - Vasiliy Dobryakov, a working man
  • Ivan Fyodorov, The Pioneer Bookprinter (Pervopechatnik Ivan Fyodorov, 1941) - Petr Timofeev, Ivan's assistant
  • Four Hearts (Serdtsa chetyryokh, 1945) - Red Army fighter Yeremeev
  • Ivan Nikulin (Alyokha, Russian sailor, 1945) - Alyokha
  • In the Mountains of Yugoslavia (V gorakh Yugoslavii, 1947) - Alexey Gubanov
  • Diamonds (Almazy, 1947) - geologist Sergey Nesterov
  • Stranitsy zhizni (1948) - Radio announcer (uncredited)
  • They've Got Their Motherland (U nikh est Rodina, 1950) - Sorokin
  • Zhukovsky (1950) - Student (uncredited)
  • In Steppe (V stepi, 1951, Short) - Partkom secretary Tuzhikov
  • Village Doctor (Selsky vratch, 1951) - Nikolay Korotkov
  • The Return of Vasily Bortnikov (Vozvraschenye Vasilia Bortnikova, 1953) - Kantaurov, the Telephone station director
  • Lawlessness (Bezzakoniye, 1954, Short) - Yermolai, dustman
  • The First Echelon (Pervy eshelon, 1956) - Sovkhoz director Dontsov
  • Different Fates (Raznye sudby, 1956) - Zhukov, the Party official
  • Polyushko-pole (1956) - telephone station director Kholin
  • Stories About Lenin (Rasskazy o Lenine, 1957) - Emelyyanov
  • The Swallow (Lastochka, 1957) - Melgunov
  • Pages of the Past (Stranitsy bylovo, 1957) - Skvortsov
  • Rasskazy o Lenine (1958) - N. A. Yemelyanov
  • Esimese järgu kapten (1958) - Matros (voice)
  • Upon the Path of War (Na dorogakh voyny, 1959) - Uvarov
  • In the Still of the Steppe (V stepnoi tishi, 1959) - Vetrov
  • The Unpaid Debt (Neoplatchenny dolg, 1959) - Aleksey Okunchikov
  • Still They Are People (Tozhe lyudi, 1959) - soldier
  • The Koltsov Song (Pesnya o Koltsove, 1959) - Koltsov's father
  • Three Times Resurrected (Trizhdy voskresshy, 1960) - Starodub
  • Five Days, Five Nights (Pyat dnei, pyat nochei, 1961) - Sergeant-major Kozlov
  • On the Road (V puti, 1961) - the old man
  • Grown-up Children (Vzroslye deti, 1961) - Vasily Vasilyevich
  • An Optimistic Tragedy (Optimisticheskaya tragediya, 1963) - Siply [the Husky-voiced]
  • It Happened at the Police Station (Eto sluchilos v militsii, 1963) - Major Sazonov
  • Small Green Light (Zelyony ogonyok, 1964) - the pensioner
  • Bolshaya ruda (1964)
  • The Meeting at the Crossover (Vstrech na pereprave, 1964) - The kolkhoz chairman
  • The Roll-call (Pereklichka, 1966) - Varentsov
  • Your Son and Brother (Vash syn i brat, 1966) - Voyevodin
  • Not a Day Without an Adventure (ni dnya bez priklyucheny, 1967) - old man Danilyuk
  • V zapadne (1967)
  • Moscow is Behind Our Backs (Moskva za nami, 1968) - General Ivan Panfilov
  • Just for Fun (Skuki radi, 1968) - Gomozov
  • Used Cartridge Cases (Strelyanye gilzy, 1968) - the Father
  • Liberation (Osvobozhdenye, 1968) - Colonel Lukin
  • The Major Witness (Glavny svidetel, 1969) - the Uncle
  • I Am His Bride (Ya yevo nevesta, 1969) - Mitrokhin
  • The Kremlin Chime (Kremlyovskye kuranty, 1970) - the old worker
  • Strange People (Strannye lyudi, 1970) - Matvey Ryazantsev (segment "Dumy")
  • The Stolen Train (Ukradenny poezd, 1971) - General Ivan Vasylievich
  • The Return of Saint Luke (Vozvrashenye svyatovo Luki, 1971) - Colonel Zorin
  • Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara (1971) - Lukin
  • Ni dnya bez priklyucheniy (1971) - Danilyuk
  • Stoves and Benches (Pechki-lavochki, 1972) - Professor Sergey Fyodorovich
  • Eolomea (East Germany, 1972) - Kun
  • Nyurkina zhizn (1972) - Boris Gavrilovich
  • The Black Prince (Tchorny prints, 1973) - Colonel Zorin
  • Here's Our Home (Zdes nash dom, 1973) - Alexander Pluzhin
  • There, Over the Horizon (Tam, za gorizontom, 1975) - the General constructor
  • The Closeness of Distant Things (Blizkaya dal, 1976) - Pogodin
  • The Moscow Time (Vremya moskovskoye, 1976) - Nazar Lukich Grigorenko
  • And Other Officials (I drugiye ofitsyalnye litsa, 1976) - Astakhov
  • The Long Days' Month (Mesyats dlinnykh dney, 1978, TV Movie) - Pavel Stepanovich
  • The Colonel Zorin's Hypothesis (Versiya polkovnika Zorina, 1979) - Colonel Zorin
  • Blizkaya dal (1979)
  • Teheran 43 (1981) - Innkeeper (uncredited)
  • The Unwelcome Friend (Nezvany drug, 1981) - Shlepyanov
  • From Winter Till Winter (Ot zimy do zimy, 1981) - the Minister
  • Chastnaya zhizn (1982) - Bit part (uncredited)
  • The Mystery of the Blackbirds (Taina Tchyornykh Drozdov, 1982) - Mister George Forteskew
  • White Dew (Belye rosy, 1982) - Fedos Khodas
  • From Evening Till Noon (S vetchera do poludnya, 1982) - writer Andray Zharkov
  • Secret of the Black Birds (Тайна «Чёрных дроздов», 1983) - George Fortescue
  • Dead Souls (Myortvye dushi, 1984, TV Mini-Series) - the Court chairman
  • The Hope and the Stand-by (Nadezga i opora, 1985) - Kirill Rotov
  • In Bad Weather (V rasputitsu, 1986) - Strogov
  • The Apellation (Apellyatsia, 1987) - Mironov
  • Forgotten Melody for a Flute (Zabytaya melodiya dlya fleity, 1987) - Yaroslav Stepanovich
  • What a Mess! (1995) - the music fan (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vsevolod Vasilyevich Sanayev". www.rusactors.ru. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  2. ^ a b c d "Vsevolod Vasilyevich Sanayev". www.kino-teatr.ru. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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