Nadezhda Rumyantseva (Nadezhda Vasilevna Rumyantseva)

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Potapovo, Gzhatskiy rayon, Zapadnaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Nadezhda Vasilevna Rumyantseva (sometimes spelled Rumiantseva) was a sort of Russian combination of Gidget + Tammy + Lucille Ball. Rumyantseva first acted on the stage, at Moscow's Central Children's Theater, when she was a teenager in the 1940s. She made her film debut at 22 in "Encountering Life." Her years of great popularity in the USSR came in the late 1950s to the mid-60s, when she starred in a series of teen-age family comedies, "The Unamenables" ('59), "Gals" ('61), "Queen of the Gas Station" ('63), etc., in a couple of which her romantic-comic partner was played by Yuri Belov. Read more...