Strzhel’chik, Vladislav Ignat’evich
Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Petrograd. Soviet actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1974).
In 1947, Strzhel’chik graduated from the studio of the Leningrad Bolshoi Drama Theater, where he had studied under B. A. Babochkin. He joined the theater’s troupe in 1940, while he was still a student. From 1940 to 1946 he served in the Soviet Army.
Strzhel’chik’s best roles have included Gania in an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, Tsyganov in Gorky’s The Barbarians, He in Simonov’s The Fourth, Kuligin in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, and the Prince in Tsagareli’s Khanuma. Strzhel’chik has appeared in films since 1941. His roles have included General Gottburg in What Is Your Name Now? (1965), Napoleon in War and Peace (1966), Antonov in Liberation (1971), and Nikolai Ru-binshtein in Tchaikovsky (1972).
Strzhel’chik taught at the Leningrad Ostrovskii Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography from 1959 to 1966 and at the Institute of Culture from 1966 to 1969. In 1970 he joined the department of musical directing of the Leningrad Conservatory.
Strzhel’chik received the State Prize of the RSFSR in 1971.