Leonid Mironovich Leonidov

Leonid Leonidov

Leonid Mironovich Leonidov (Леонид Миронович Леонидов, 22.5(3.6).1873 - 6.8.1941) was a Russian actor and stage director. Born in a Jewish family in Odessa (his real last name was Volfenzon, Вольфензон), he worked in the Moscow Art Theatre since 1903. Among his roles are Dmitri Karamazov, Othello, Lopakhin and others. In 1920s and 1930s he also appeared in several films. Stanislavsky called him "the only Russian tragic actor."

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