Russian movie stars died at 62

Here are 2 famous actors from Russian Empire died at 62:

Tom Conway

Tom Conway (September 15, 1904 Saint Petersburg-April 22, 1967 Culver City) otherwise known as Thomas Sanders or Thomas Charles Sanders was a Russian actor and voice actor.

He died caused by cirrhosis.

Tom Conway was born into a prominent acting family and was the younger brother of fellow actor, George Sanders. Conway first appeared on stage in the 1920s and made his film debut in the 1930s. He starred in over 200 films and TV shows throughout his career, often portraying suave, sophisticated characters. Conway was also known for his distinctive voice and provided the voice of several animated characters, including Sir Hiss in Disney's "Robin Hood." In addition to acting, Conway was a skilled nightclub performer and served as the master of ceremonies for several TV variety shows. He was married twice and had no children.

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Yefim Kopelyan

Yefim Kopelyan (April 12, 1912 Rečyca-March 6, 1975 Saint Petersburg) also known as Yefim Zakharovich Kopelyan, Ye. Kopelyan, Yefim Zalmanovich Kopelyan or Efim Zakharovich Kopelian was a Russian actor and voice actor. He had one child, Kirill Kopelyan.

He died caused by heart failure.

Yefim Kopelyan was born into a Jewish family in Belarus and grew up in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). He began his acting career in the 1930s and gained recognition for his performances in various Soviet films and stage productions. During World War II, Kopelyan worked as a front-line correspondent for the Soviet army, documenting the realities of the war.

After the war, Kopelyan continued to act in films and on stage, earning critical acclaim and numerous honors for his work. He was particularly known for his comedic talent and his ability to bring depth and nuance to his characters. In addition to his acting, Kopelyan was also a skilled voice actor, lending his voice to radio broadcasts, cartoons, and other productions.

Despite his success as an actor, Kopelyan faced challenges from the Soviet government due to his Jewish heritage. He was frequently passed over for roles or denied opportunities because of anti-Semitic attitudes prevalent at the time. Nevertheless, he persevered and continued to pursue his passion for acting throughout his life.

Kopelyan's legacy as an actor and voice actor lives on, and he is remembered as a talented and influential figure in the Russian artistic community.

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