Kirill Antonovich Shtyrbul

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Shtyrbul, Kirill Antonovich


(surname also spelled Shtirbul, Shtirbu). Born Feb. 17 (Mar. 2), 1915, in the village of Brushteny, Rybnitsa Raion. Soviet Moldavian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1960). Member of the CPSU since 1947.

Shtyrbul graduated from the theatrical school in Odessa in 1937 and joined the First Moldavian Drama Theater in Tiraspol’ (now the Moldavian Pushkin Academic Music and Drama Theater in Kishinev). He was one of the first actors to depict V. I. Lenin on the Moldavian stage, in Pogodin’s The Kremlin Chimes and Man With a Gun and Shatrov’s In the Name of Revolution. His best roles were Shvandia in Trenev’s Liubov’ Iarovaia, Truf-faldino in Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, the Mayor in Gogol’s The Inspector-General, and the title roles in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Brecht’s Schweik in the Second World War. Shtyrbul’s outstanding roles in musicals were Foma in Du-naevskii’s Free Wind and Susik in Miliutin’s Trembita.

Shtyrbul, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Moldavia from 1963 until 1976, was a deputy to the second through fourth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR. In 1970, Shtyrbul won the State Prize of the Moldavian SSR. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals.

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