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Leonid Leonidovich Obolenskii

actor , director , sound engineer

Leonid Obolenskii, USSR Actor, director,sound engineer.

Background

Obolenskii, Leonid was born on January 21, 1902. Son of Prince Leonid Obolenskii.

Education

Studied under Lev Kuleshov at the 1st State Film School, 1919.

Career

Appeared in his tutor’s first films — Neobychainye Prikliucheniia Mistera Vesta v Strane Bolshevikov, and Na Krasnom Fronte, 1924. From 1925-1941, taught at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. As a director at the Mezhrabpom-Rus’ Studio, 1925-1928 (later Mezhrabpomfilm), made Kirpichiki, 1925, and Ekh lablochko, 1926 (both with M. Doller),AI'bidum, 1928, and Torgovtsy Slavoi, 1929.

Turned to sound engineering, and worked on Okraina and Velikii Uteshitel’, both 1933. In the 1950s, worked at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio. In the 1970-1980s, appeared as an actor in several films.