Boris Andreyev (actor)
Postal card issued to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Boris Andreyev. Russian Post, 2015.
|Born||Boris Fyodorovich Andreyev
9 February 1915
Saratov, Russian Empire
|Died||25 April 1982
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Boris Andreyev was born 9 February 1915 in Saratov, Russian Empire to a family of workers. His childhood and youth years were spent in Atkarsk, Saratov Governorate. After completing the seventh grade at school, Andreyev went to work as a mechanic-electrician at a сombine factory, where he started going to a local theatrical circle. There he was noticed by a famous Saratov actor, Ivan Slonov, who suggested that he enter the Saratov Theatre Technical School, from which Boris Andreyev successfully graduated in 1937.
For a while, Boris Andreyev played on the Saratov Drama Theater's stage. During the theater tour in Moscow, film director Ivan Pyryev offered him the role of Nazar Duma in Tractor Drivers (1939). It became his first film role and also brought him great popularity in the medium.
His next notable role was as Khariton Balun in A Great Life (1st part in 1939, 2nd part in 1958).
In the role of Ilya Zhurbin in A Big Family (1954) Andreyev demonstrated his ability to play psychologically-complicated characters. His roles in Cruelty (1959) and The Road to Berth (1962) brought forth two of his most intense performances. The role of Vozhak in the film Optimistic Tragedy became one of the defining performances of his career and one of its major highlights.
In the 1971-1973 years, Boris Andreyev served as the narrator of several documentaries, such as People's Artist Andreyev, People's Artist Kasymov and People's Artist Shukur Burkhanov.
He was buried at Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.
- Valery Chkalov (1941)
- Two Soldiers (1943)
- The Fall of Berlin (1949)
- The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1952)
- Marina's Destiny (1953)
- A Big Family (1954)
- Ilya Muromets (1956)
- The Cossacks (1961)
- Chronicle of Flaming Years (1961)
- Optimistic Tragedy (1963)
- Treasure Island (1971)