Yuriy MELYUTIN, USSR Composer. Honoured Art Worker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1953; board member, USSR Union of Composers, since 1957. First Prize at song competition, 1936; Stalin Prize, 1949. Member, Communist Party, since 1952.
MELYUTIN, Yuriy was born in 1903 in Moscow.
1921 graduated Actor’s Studio, Moscow Chamber Theater. 1934 graduated classical competition class, Moscow Oblast Music Technicum.
1921-1923 actor at Experimental Heroic Theater. 1924-1928 actor and accompanist at “The Blue Blouse” (a special form of pop. vaudeville). 1929-1934 pianist in Moscow cinemas, then Director of Music, Zavadsky Drama Theater.