Vladislavskii, Vladimir

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Vladislavskii, Vladimir Aleksandrovich


Born June 1 (13), 1891, in Kiev; died Oct. 5, 1970, in Moscow. Soviet Russian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1967). Member of the CPSU from 1951.

Vladislavskii made his debut in 1912 in Odessa. He played in theaters in the south of Russia, then in Moscow. In 1933 he began to work at the Malyi Theater. A brilliant comedy actor, Vladislavskii primarily played sharply defined character parts, bringing to them fidelity to daily reality, finely captured details, and precise social coloration. Among the best parts he played at the Malyi Theater are Chugunov, Karp, and lusov in Ostrovskii’s Wolves and Sheep, The Forest, and A Profitable Business; Zemlianika in Gogol’s The Inspector-General; and Zagoretskii in Griboedov’s Woe From Wit.His performances of the roles of General Kutov and Obol’-iashev in Trenev’s Liubov’ larovaia and On the Bank of the Neva were typified by revealing satire. He also appeared in films. A recipient of the State Prize of the USSR (1948), Vladislavskii was awarded three orders and various medals.

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