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 Boris Chirkov

Born:   13 August 1901
Deceased:   28 May 1982

Soviet Russian stage and film actor, teacher


Boris Petrovitch Chirkov was born at Lozovaya-Pavlovka station in Ukraine. He graduated from the Leningrad Performing Arts Institute (1926). In 1926-1930 he was an actor of the Leningrad Youth Theatre, and also performed in a music hall, and then took the stage of the Leningrad Red Theater and New Youth Theatre; he was an actor of the Theatre Studio of Film Actor in 1945-1950, and A.S. Pushkin Drama Theater Moscow in 1950-1965, the Moscow N. V. Gogol Theatre from 1966. He was a teacher of the VGIK (All-Union Institute of Cinema) in 1955-1963. 

Boris Chirkov was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of the 4th convocation. The actor was a winner of the State (Stalin) Awards of the USSR: 
1941, for participation in the film trilogy about Maxim; 
1947, for participation in the Glinka movie; 
1949, for participation in the Court of Honor movie; 
1952, for participation in the Donetsk Miners movie. 
Boris Chirkov became the People’s Actor of the USSR in 1950. 
He was the winner of the All-Union Film Festival in the nomination The First Prize for a Male Role in 1960. The actor won the All-Union Film Festival in the nomination Awards for Actor's Work in 1968. 
In 1946 Boris Chirkov (with the Great Change movie) was awarded a prize for the best scenario at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Boris Chirkov was a cousin nephew of Vyacheslav Molotov. Chirkov’s wife was actress Lyudmila Genika-Chirkova. 
Boris Chirkov died on May 28, 1982 and was laid down to rest at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.

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