Andrei Alekseyevich Popov

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Andrei Popov
Born (1918-04-12)12 April 1918
Kostroma, Russia
Died 14 June 1983(1983-06-14) (aged 65)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation Actor, Film director
Years active 1930–1982

Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (12 April 1918 – 14 June 1983) was a Russian actor and film director. He appeared in more than 40 films between 1947 and 1981.


His father, Aleksei Popov, was a Russian film and stage actor. Young Popov made his film debut in 1930, as a schoolboy in Russian silent film 'Krupnaya nepriyatnost'; that film was eventually lost or destroyed during the turbulent history if the Soviet Union. From 1935 - 1939 Popov studied acting at the Drama Studio of the Red Army Theatre in Moscow, graduating in 1939, as an actor. From 1940 - 1974 he was a permanent member of the troupe at the Central Theatre of the Soviet Army (aka.. The Red Army Theatre). During the Second World War, from 1941 - 1945, Andrei Popov was member of Army Theatre, and entertained soldiers at the front-lines. After the war, Popov became artistic director of the Red Army Theatre in Moscow.

In 1974, Popov was invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre. There he co-starred in several stage productions together with such partners, as Smoktunovsky, Efremov, Tabakov, and other stars of Russian theatre.

Andrei Popov was designated People's Artist of the USSR and also received the State Prize of the USSR. From 1960s to 1982 he taught acting at Moscow State Theatrical Institute (GITIS).

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