Vyacheslav Tikhonov (Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Tikhonov)

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Pavlovsky Posad, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Vyacheslav Tikhonov was one of Russian cinema's best known faces, he survived hardship during the Second World War, and became renown for his portrayal of Russian aristocrats and intellectuals in several award-winning films, such as War and Peace (1966) and Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho (1977).

He was born Vyacheslav Vasilevich Tikhonov on February 8, 1928, in a small town of Pavlovsky Posad near Moscow, USSR (now Moscow, Russia). His father, Vasili Romanovich Tikhonov, was a technician at a local garment factory. His mother, Valentina Vyacheslavovna, was a kindergarten teacher. Read more...