Aleksandr Dovzhenko Poster


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Born in Vyunishche, Sosnitsa Ueyzd, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire [now Sosnitsa, Sosnitsa Raion, Chernigov Oblast, Ukraine]
Died in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]  (heart attack)
Birth NameAleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko

Mini Bio (1)

Aleksandr Dovzhenko was born on September 10, 1894 in Vyunishche, Sosnitsa Ueyzd, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko. He was a writer and director, known for Earth (1930), Shors (1939) and Life in Bloom (1949). He was married to Yuliya Solntseva. He died on November 25, 1956 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

Spouse (1)

Yuliya Solntseva (1928 - 25 November 1956) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 260-265. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Taught at the legendary Russian film school VGIK; his most famous student was the genius Sergei Parajanov the best friend of Mikhail Vartanov who was also educated at VGIK
His family were farmers.
Attended the Teacher's Institute for four years and the Commercial Institute for three years, prior to World War I.
Worked in the Soviet embassies in Warsaw and Berlin following the Russian Revolution.
Studied painting before turning his attention to cinema in 1926.

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