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Savelii Kramarov

Background

Kramarov, Savelii was born in 1939.

Career

Very often compared with Norman Wisdom for his parts of funny little working-class fellows in slapstick comedies, adventure films and thrillers. Made 42 feature films during his 15-year career in the Soviet Union. Always a huge box-office success.

Applied to emigrate and lost his job. In 1974, a Moscow film source explained: ‘we can’t afford to let him go because that would mean putting all 42 films on the shelf. Emigrated eventually and settled in the USA. Inthe USSR, became a non-person.

The Kino-entsiklopedicheskii Slovar’ published in Moscow in 1986 does not contain an entry for him.