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Name: Lyubov Orlova  
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Date of Birth: 29th January 1902
Place of Birth: Zvenigorod, Russia
Profession: Actress
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Lubov Orlova

Lubov Petrovna Orlova, (Russian: Любовь Петровна Орлова; 11 February (O.S. 29 January) 1902 - January 26, 1975) was the first recognized star of Soviet cinema, famous theater actor and a gifted singer.

She was born to an middle class family in Zvenigorod near Moscow and grew up in Yaroslavl. When she was seven, Fyodor Shalyapin predicted her future as a famous actor.

Orlova graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Her first husband, a Soviet economist Andrei Berzin, was arrested in 1930, however this did not reflect on her successful career.

Orlova's performance in a very popular 1934 comedy Jolly Fellows earned the young star sympathy of Stalin and the title Заслуженный деятель искусств РСФСР (Honorable actor of RSFSR). Soon she married the movie director, Grigori Alexandrov.

In the next years, she starred in four popular movies that also became instant Soviet classics: Circus (1936), Volga-Volga (1938), Bright Path (1940), and Spring (1947). In 1950, she was the first woman to receive the title of the People's Artist of the USSR exclusively for her cinematic works. After that, she switched to playing in theater productions of Yuri Zavadsky's company.

List of Movies

  • Петербургская ночь (Petersburg Night, 1933)
  • Веселые ребята (Jolly Fellows, 1934)
  • Цирк (Circus, 1936)
  • Волга-Волга (Volga-Volga, 1938)
  • Светлый путь (Shining Path, 1939?)
  • Весна (Springtime, 1946) (Special award for female role, Venetian movie festival)
  • Встреча на Эльбе (Meeting on Elba, 1950)

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