Anatoliy Papanov (Anatoliy Dmitrievich Papanov)

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Vyazma, Vyazemskiy uezd, Smolenskaya guberniya, RSFSR, USSR [now Vyazemskiy rayon, Smolenskaya oblast, Russia]
Anatoly Dmitrievich Papanov was born on October 31, 1922, in Vyasma, Smolensk region, USSR. His father, named Dmitri Filippovich Papanov, was a Russian industrial worker. His mother, named Elena Bronislavovna Roskovskaya, was of Polish ancestry. Young Papanov moved to Moscow with his parents in 1929. After graduation from a secondary school in 1939, he worked as a metal worker at the 2nd Moscow Ball-bearing Factory. There Papanov was an amateur actor at the Worker's Club Theatre-studio named "Kauchuk".

In 1941 Papanov was drafted in the Red Army and served as an Artillery Sergeant. Read more...