Oleg Zhakov

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Oleg Petrovich Zhakov (Russian: Олег Петрович Жаков; 1 April 1905 in Sarapul, Vyatka Governorate – 4 May 1988 in Pyatigorsk) was a Russian actor. He performed in more than sixty films between 1927 up to 1988. People's Artist of USSR (1969).[1] Winner of USSR State Prize (1971) and the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1946).[1]

He graduated from the Leningrad College of Performing Arts (1929)[2].

He starred in more than a hundred films[3].

Since 1957 he lived in Pyatigorsk, where he died on May 4, 1988. He was buried at Krasnoslobodskoye Сemetery in Pyatigorsk[2].

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1969 By the Lake Alexander Alexandrovich Barmin
1968 The Seven Cervi Brothers Alcide Cervi
1953 Hostile Whirlwinds Georgy Pyatakov
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg Tanush Tonia
1946 In the Name of Life Rozhdestvensky
1942 The Murderers are Coming captain
1938 The Great Citizen Sergey Vasilevich Borovsky
Professor Mamlock Rolf Mamlok
1937 For the Soviet Motherland Toivo Antikainen
1929 The New Babylon communard
1927 The Club of the Big Deed Hussar
1926 The Overcoat an official in the cloak


  1. ^ a b Большая Советская Энциклопедия. Гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров, 3-е изд. Т. 9. Евклид — Ибсен. 1972. 624 стр., илл.; 43 л. илл. и карт. 1 карта-вкл.
  2. ^ a b Биография Олега Жакова
  3. ^ Олег Жаков. Ностальгия по-советскому

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