Here are 2 famous actors from Russian Empire died at 56:
Vladimir Maksimov (July 27, 1880 Moscow-March 22, 1937 Saint Petersburg) otherwise known as Vladimir Vasilievich Maksimov, V. Maksimov, V. Maqsimovi or V. Maximov was a Russian actor and teacher.
Maksimov began his career as an actor in 1902 with the Moscow Art Theatre, where he trained under the guidance of Konstantin Stanislavski. He quickly became known for his exceptional acting skills and was soon recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation. In addition to his stage work, Maksimov also appeared in several films and was a regular performer for the Leningrad Radio Theatre.
Aside from his acting career, Maksimov was also a renowned acting teacher. He taught at the State Institute of Theatrical Arts and the Leningrad State Theatre Institute, where he trained generations of actors who went on to become some of the most distinguished performers of their era.
Tragically, Maksimov fell victim to Stalin's purges in the late 1930s and was arrested by the secret police in 1937. He was accused of plotting against the government and was sentenced to death. Maksimov was executed on March 22, 1937, leaving behind a legacy as a legendary actor and educator in the Russian theatre community.
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Ivan Khudoleyev (September 24, 1875 Moscow-May 19, 1932 Soviet Union) a.k.a. I. Khudoleyev was a Russian actor.
He started his acting career at the Maly Theatre in Moscow in 1898 and then went on to perform at various theaters in the city. He gained popularity for his roles in plays such as "Anna Karenina" and "Hamlet". Khudoleyev was also known for his work in silent films, acting in over 70 movies during his career. He became a People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1923 and was a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Khudoleyev's contributions to the Russian theater and film industry have made him a notable figure in the country's cultural history.
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