Shul’zhenko, Klavdiia Ivanovna
Born Mar. 11 (24), 1906, in Kharkov. Soviet Russian singer. People’s Artist of the USSR (1971).
Shul’zhenko was an actress at the Kharkov Drama Theater under the direction of N. N. Sinel’nikov from 1923 until 1928, when she began to perform on the variety stage (estrada). She was the first performer of many Soviet songs of everyday life, as well as many lyrical songs. Songs that she made famous included “The Blue Kerchief by Petersburgskii, “Let’s Light Up” by Tabachni-kov, and “Pick Up the Guitar” by Lepin.
Shul’zhenko has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals.
REFERENCESBeilin, A. “Klavdiia Shul’zhenko.” In Voobrazhaemyi kontsert. Leningrad, 1971.
Skorokhodov, G. Klavdiia Shul’zhenko: Sud’ba aktrisy—sud’ba pesni. Moscow, 1974.