Dmitrii Khodulov

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Khodulov, Dmitrii Fedorovich


Born Aug. 4 (17), 1912, in Megino-Kanchalasskii ulus (district). Soviet Yakut actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1958).

In 1934, Khodulov graduated from the drama studio at the Yakut Music and Drama Theater (since 1971, the P. A. Oiunskii Yakut Drama Theater) and was accepted into the theater’s company. He has played such varied contemporary roles as the legendary youth Lookut in Smetanin’s Lookut and Niurgusun; the fighter for the people’s happiness Manchary in Protod’iakonov’s Manchary; the first Yakut Communists Dzhur, Chorkin, and Ivan in Sivtsev’s The Blacksmith Kiukiur and Mordinov’s The Human and The Tear in the Spider’s Web; and the Yakut revolutionary and scholar Neustroev in Kliorn’s The First Sparks. His parts in the classical repertoire have included the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello, Egor Bulychov and Satin in Gorky’s Egor Bulychov and the Others and The Lower Depths, and Neschast-livtsev in Ostrovskii’s The Forest. Khodulov played V. I. Lenin in Danilov’s On Behalf of the Yakuts in 1961. He has also staged a number of plays.

Khodulov was a deputy to the Sixth Congress of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and a deputy to and a member of the Presidium of the Fifth Congress of the Supreme Soviet of the Yakut ASSR. He has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the October Revolution, and several medals.


Maksimov, D., and V. Smoliar. Narodnyi artist. Yakutsk, 1965.
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