Aleksandr Nikolaevich Aleksandrov
Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich
(pseudonym of A. N. Fedotov). Born Oct. 15, 1901. Soviet circus performer. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1963).
Aleksandrov has worked in the circus since 1927, appearing as a trick rider and an aerial acrobat. His act based on a demonstration of sharpshooting was very popular, and he created the attraction “Auto Race in the Air.” Since 1939, Aleksandrov has been a wild-animal trainer and has presented acts with groups of leopards and panthers and with Bengal and Ussuri tigers.