Boris Smirnov (Boris Aleksandrovich Smirnov)

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St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Boris Smirnov was a Russian actor of Moscow Art Theatre also known for his film role as Prince Vasili Kuragin in War and Peace (1966).

He was born Boris Aleksandrovich Smirnov, on October 26, 1908, in St. Petersburg, Russia. From 1925 to 1929 he studied acting at Leningrad Institute of Theatrical Arts, graduating in 1929 as actor. From 1929 to 1950 he was member of several stage companies in Leningrad, such as Theatre of Lensovet and Leningrad Theatre of Comedy. Read more...