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Boris Nikolaevich CHIRKOV

Boris CHIRKOV, Actor, Pushkin Drama Theater, Moscow; since 1950; Popular Artist of USSR 9. 1950. Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952; Order of Lenin; two other orders; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1945.

Background

  • CHIRKOV, Boris was born in 1901 in village Lozovaya-Pavlovka, now Dnepropetrovsk Oblast.

  • Education

    • 1926 graduated Leningrad Institute of Stagecraft.

    Career

    • Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 convocation. 1925-1930 at Theater for Young Playgoers. Roles: Ivanushka in “Konek-Gorbunok” (The Hunchback Hobby-Horse).

      Sancho Panza in “Don Quixote”. Title role in “Till Eulenspiegel”. 1930-1932 at Leningrad Red Theater.

      1936-1938 at new Leningrad Theater for Young Playgoers. 1928 embarked on film career. Roles in films: “Chapaev” (1934).

      “Volochaevskie dni” (Days in Volochaevka) (1937). “Chelovek s ruzhem” (Man with a Gun) (1938). “Uchitel” (The Teacher) (1939).

      “Glinka” (1946); “Vernye druzya” (True Friends) (1954), etc. Greatest role: Bolshevik Maksim in the film trilogy “Yunost Maksima” (Maksim’s Youth) (1935), “Vozvrashchenie Maksima” (Maxim’s Return) (1937), and “Vyborgskaya storona” (The Vyborg Quarter) (1939).

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1945.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1945.
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