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Entries / Lebedev E.A., (1917-1997), actor

Lebedev E.A., (1917-1997), actor

Categories / Art/Music, Theatre/Personalia

LEBEDEV Evgeny Alexeevich (1917-1997, St. Petersburg), actor, People's Artist of the USSR (1968), Hero of Socialist Labor (1987), Honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg (1996). Graduated from Moscow Central School of Dramatic Art (1940). From 1940, he was an actor at the Russian Young Spectators' Theatre of Tbilisi, from 1949 at the Lenin Komsomol Theatre of Leningrad, and in 1956-97 at the Bolshoy Drama Theatre. One of the principals of G.A. Tovstonogov's troupe. Played over 40 roles on the stage of the BDT, including the part of Rogozhin (The Idiot based on F.M. Dostoevsky's novel, 1957), Monakhov (The Barbarians by M. Gorky, 1959), Bessemenov (Petit-Bourgeois by Gorky, 1966), Ukhov (My Elder Sister by A.M. Volodin, 1961), Arturo Ui (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by B. Brecht, 1962), and Kholstomer (The Story of a Horse based on a story by Leo Tolstoy, 1975). Lebedev was a brilliant character actor whose performances were noted for passion, nervous excitability, and a deep insight into his characters' psychology. Many of Lebedev's works focused on the subject of the hurt insignificant man, which he interpreted with a morbid gall. From 1952, he acted in films, playing over 50 roles, including Romashov in Two Captains (1955), Agatov in I Go to the Thunderstorm (1965), Nechipor in the comedy-operetta The Wedding in Malinovka (1967), Colonel in No Ford in the Fire (1967), and Marmeladov in Crime and Punishment (1969). He was awarded the Stalin Prize (1950), the State Prize of the USSR (1968), the Lenin Prize (1986), and the Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1980). His literary works were published in the book The Trial by Memory (Leningrad, 1989). In 1967-97, he lived at 4 Petrovskaya Embankment (memorial plaque installed). Buried at Literatorskie Mostky.

Reference: Рабинянц Н. А. Евгений Лебедев. Л., 1969; Яснец Э. У. Евгений Лебедев. М., 1984.

A. A. Kirillov.

Brecht Bertolt
Dostoevsky Fedor Mikhailovich
Gorky Maxim (Alexey Maximovich Peshkov)
Lebedev Evgeny Alexeevich
Lenin (real name Ulyanov) Vladimir Ilyich
Stalin (real name Dzhugashvili) Iosif Vissarionovich
Tolstoy Lev Nikolaevich, Count
Tovstonogov Georgy Alexandrovich
Vasilyev Georgy Nikolaevich
Volodin Alexander Moiseevich

Petrovskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 4

Рабинянц Н. А. Евгений Лебедев. Л., 1969
Яснец Э. У. Евгений Лебедев. М., 1984

The subject Index
Tovstonogov Bolshoy Drama Theatre
Literatorskie (Literary) Mostki, the museum-necropolis