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Cherkasov, Nikolay Konstantinovich (1903- 1966), an actor

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CHERKASOV, Nikolay Konstantinovich (1903–1966), theatre and cinema actor, public figure. In the period 1923-26 he studied at the Institute of Stage Arts (modern Theatre Academy), in the class under guidance of S.E. Radlova. In the period 1926-29 he worked as an actor at the Young Spectators’ Theatre, the Theatre of Satire and Grotesque, Free Variety Theatre, mobile theatre “Komsoglaz”. In the period 1931-33 he worked at the mobile theatre “Komediya” (“Comedy”). In the period 1933-66 he was an actor at the Leningrad Drama Theatre (since 1937 – Drama Theatre named after A.S. Pushkin), here he played his best roles: Peter (“Petr Pervy” (“Peter I”) by A.N. Tolstoy), Khludov (“Beg” (“The Run”) by M.A. Bulgakov), Krogstad (“A Doll’s House” by G. Ibsen), etc. Cherkasov performed in TV and radio shows. In the period 1948-66 he was a chairman of the Leningrad Branch of the All USSR Theatre Association. He starred in films which became the classics of the Soviet cinema: “Deputat Baltiki” (“The Baltic Deputy”) (1936), “Petr Pervy” (“Peter I”) (1935-37), “Captain Grant’s Children” (1936), “Aleksandr Nevsky” (“Alexander Nevsky”) (1938), “Ivan Grozny” (“Ivan the Terrible”) (1944-45) and many others. Lenin’s Prize Laureate (1964), Laureate of five USSR State Prizes. In the period 1920 – the beginning of 1930s Cherkasov toured the towns in the Leningrad Oblast. In the period 1930-40s he went for holidays to Karelian Isthmus, Lisino-Korpus Settlement and visited V.V. Merkuryev who lived near Gromovo Settelment. Cherkasov was buried in the Masters’ of Art Necropolis in Alexander Nevsky Laura.

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Cherkasov, Nikolay Konstantinovich
Merkuryev, Vasily Vasilyevich
Radlov, Sergey Ernestovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Priozersk District/Gromovo Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Karelian Isthmus, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Lisino-Korpus Settlement

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