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Eduard Yanovicb SMILGIS

Producer and actor

Eduard SMILGIS, USSR Producer and actor. Popular Artist of USSR since 1948; Chief Producer, Latvia State Arts Theater, since 1920. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; Stalin Prize, 1947.


SMILGIS, Eduard was born in 1886.


1906-1920 actor and stage worker. Follower of Moscow Arts Theater School. Since 1956 board member, Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

Best-known productions: R. Blauman’s “Bludny syn” (The Prodigal Son) (1936). Gorky's “Yegor Bulychev”. Stage adaptation of Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina”.

V. V. Ivanov’s “Bronepoezd 14—69” (Armored Train 14-69). V. Lads’ “Pobeda” (Victory). Ya. Raynis’ “Ogon i noch” (Fire and Night).