Innokenty Smoktunovsky

Soviet and Russian actor (1925-1994)

Innokenty Smoktunovsky (28 March 1925 – 3 August 1994) was a Soviet actor. During the Second World War, he served in the Red Army, but was captured. After the war, in 1946 he started his career as an actor. He first was with the theatre in Norilsk, and Krasnojarsk, both in Siberia. Later he was active in Moscow and Leningrad. From 1972, he was at the Maly theatre in Moscow. From 1976, hew was at the Moscow Art Theatre. He was also active in movies. In 1969, he received an award from the Festival in San Sebastian, for his role of Tchaikovski, in the movie with the same name.

Photo, of 1943