Ada Wójcik

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Ada Wójcik
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Born Ada Ignatievna Wójcik
(1905-08-01)August 1, 1905
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died September 2, 1982(1982-09-02) (aged 77)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Actress
Years active 1926-1971

Ada Ignatievna Wójcik (Russian: Ада Игнатьевна Войцик; August 1, 1905 – September 2, 1982) was a Soviet actress. In 1935 she received the title RSFSR Honored Artist.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ada Ignatievna Wójcik was born on August 1, 1905 in Moscow. The name Ada is a diminutive of Adriana or Adrianna and Wójcik (/ˈvujt͡ɕik/ ) is a Polish surname.

In 1923 Ada graduated from secondary school and entered the acting department of the State College of Cinematography (today known as VGIK), where she graduated in 1927.[2][1]

She started acting in cinema in the year 1925. In 1934 Ada Wójcik joined the staff of the Mosfilm film studio.[2]

She married director Ivan Pyryev and they had a son, Eric Pyryev (1931-1970), who also subsequently became a director.

In 1941 together with the studio she was evacuated to Alma-Ata.[2]

On her return to Moscow in 1943, Ada became an actress at the National Film Actors' Theatre, where she worked until her retirement in 1961.[2]

In the last years of her life, Ada Wójcik did not appear in films.

Ada Wójcik lived through the death of her son and Ivan Pyryev. She died in Moscow on September 2, 1982 in the age of 77, and was buried in the Khovanskoye Cemetery.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ада Войцик". Encyclopedia of Native Cinema. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ада Войцик". VokrugTV. 
  3. ^ "Войцик Ада Игнатьевна (1905-1982)". necropol. 

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