Borisov, Oleg

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Borisov, Oleg (Al’bert) Ivanovich


Born Nov. 8, 1929, in Privolzhsk, Ivanovo Oblast. Soviet Russian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1978).

After graduating from the V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko School-Studio in 1951, Borisov performed at the Lesia Ukrainka Russian Dramatic Theater in Kiev until 1964, when he joined the M. Gorky Bolshoi Drama Theater in Leningrad. His roles have included Petr and Sukhov in Gorky’s Smug Citizens and The Summer People, respectively, Grigorii Melekhov in an adaptation of Sholokhov’s novel The Quiet Don, and Aizatullin in Gel’man’s Proceedings of a Meeting. He has also appeared as Gania Ivolgin in an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot and as Kisterev in a stage version of Tendriakov’s short story “Three Sacks of Bad Wheat.”

Borisov received the State Prize of the USSR in 1978.

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