Igor Ilyinsky (Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky)

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Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Igor Ilyinsky was a notable Russian actor of Maly Theatre in Moscow, who was best known for his roles in Soviet comedies, such as Byvalov in Volga - Volga (1938).

He was born Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky on June 24, 1901, in Moscow, Russia. Young Ilyinsky was fond of theatre, he was involved in drama class while a student of Moscow Gymnasium. In 1917, at the age of 16, he joined the acting studio of Fedor Komissarzhevsky, father of Vera Komissarzhevskaya, and director of Komissarzhevsky Theatre in Moscow. There, in 1917, Ilyinsky made his stage debut in Aristophanes's Lysistrata. Read more...


Character: Serafim Ivanovich Ogurtsov

Karnavalnaya noch 1956

Character: Byvalov

Volga - Volga 1938