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Michael Chekhov (Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov)

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Biography

St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Michael Chekhov was a Russian actor in the Moscow Art Theatre who emigrated to America and made a career in Hollywood, earning himself an Oscar nomination.

He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1891. His mother, Natalya Golden, was Jewish, and his father, Aleksandr Chekhov, was a brother of writer Anton Chekhov. Anton wrote of his four-year-old nephew in 1895, "I believe that he has a growing talent." From 1907-11 he studied classic drama and comedy at Suvorin Theater School in St. Petersburg, graduating with honors as actor. In St. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ivan Stepanov

Song of Russia 1944

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Character: Uncle Leopold Baruta

In Our Time 1944

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Character: Dr. Alexander Brulov

Spellbound 1945

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Character: Max Polikoff

Specter of the Rose 1946

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Character: Prof. Schuman

Rhapsody 1954

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