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Mikhail Zharov (Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov)

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Biography

Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Mikhail Zharov was a popular Russian actor who starred in silent films, and enjoyed a stellar career, until he fell under suspicion during the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin.

He was born Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov on October 27, 1899, in Moscow, Russian Empire. His father was a printing press worker. Young Zharov was fond of theatre. In 1915, at the age of 16, Zharov was caught backstage while he was copying facial expressions and movements of the famous Russian opera actor Feodor Chaliapin Sr.. The administration could end Zharov's acting career, but Feodor Chaliapin Sr. Read more...

Actor

Character: Head of Frontier Post

Marionetki 1934

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Character: Perchikhin

Fortress on the Volga 1942

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Character: Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov

Ivan the Terrible, Part I 1945

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Character: Alexander Danilovich Menshikov

Peter the First 1937

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