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Star of Ballad of a Soldier Zhanna Prokhorenko Passes Away
2.08.2011 13:48
Star of Ballad of a Soldier Zhanna Prokhorenko Passes Away
Zhanna Prokhorenko

Actress Zhanna Prokhorenko, aged 71, has died today after a painful long illness at a Moscow hospital, the Guild of Film Actors of Russia reports.


Zhanna (Zhanetta) Trofimovna Prokhorenko was born on May, 11th, 1940 in Poltava. She graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The film career of Zhanna Prokhorenko started brightly with Grigori Chukhrai’s well-known war drama Ballad of a Soldier (1959), where she played the female lead. Later the gifted actress mainly performed supporting roles in cinema. She also played on stage, working at the Moscow State Theatre of Film Actor.



Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Zhanna Prokhorenko Ballad of a Soldier Grigori Chukhrai Russian Actors Russian cinema 

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