Shmakov, Fedor Ivanovich
Born Feb. 16 (Mar. 1), 1917, in Petrograd. Soviet Byelorussian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1975). Member of the CPSU from 1948.
In 1939, Shmakov graduated from the Leningrad Theatrical Institute and joined the company of the Russian Theater of the Byelorussian SSR in Mogilev. In 1941 he began working at the Byelorussian Second State Theater in Vitebsk (now the Ia. Kolas Byelorussian Drama Theater). Shmakov appeared in the role of V. I. Lenin in Popov’s The Family, D. Zorin’s The Eternal Source, Shatrov’s The Sixth of July, and Pogodin’s The Third Pathétique. His other major parts have included Akim in Tolstoy’s The Power of Darkness, Prisypkin in Mayakovsky’s The Bedbug, Vaskov in Vasil’ev’s And Dawns Are Quiet Here, and the title role in Vol’skii’s Nesterka. He has also appeared in motion pictures, notably as Iusalov in Immortal Song (1958), Rubin in Kochubei (1958), and Andrei Razmetnov in Virgin Soil Upturned (1960–61).
Shmakov, a recipient of the State Prize of the Byelorussian SSR in 1968, has been awarded two orders and several medals.