Dal’skii, Vladimir Mikhailovich
(real surname, Nesterenko). Born April 22 (May 5), 1912, in Nikopol’. Soviet Ukrainian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1960).
Dal’skii studied at the Kiev Music and Drama Institute from 1930 to 1932. He worked in the Kharkov Young People’s Theater, in the Kharkov T. G. Shevchenko Dramatic Theater, and in the dramatic theaters of the Soviet Army (Kiev, Odessa, and L’vov). In 1957 he joined the company of the I. Ia. Franko Ukrainian Dramatic Theater in Kiev. His best roles include Shel’menko in Kvitka-Osnov’ianenko’s Shel’menko, the Orderly; Morzh, Groza, and Kirill Sergeevich in Korneichuk’s Why the Stars Smiled, Diary Pages, and The Heart’s Remembrance; Minutka in Chirskov’s The Victors; Krutitskii in Ostrovskii’s Not a Penny, and Suddenly an Altyn; Siplyi in Vishnevskii’s An Optimistic Tragedy; and the title role in Karpenko-Karyi’s Mar-tyn Borulia. Dal’skii possesses a vivid gift for comedy. In his stage characters he combines keen external expressiveness with psychologically profound interpretation.