Russian movie stars died in 1967

Here are 1 famous actresses from Russian Empire died in 1967:

Nathalie Kovanko

Nathalie Kovanko (September 13, 1899 Yalta-May 23, 1967 Kiev) a.k.a. Natalya Kovanko or Natalia Ivanovna Kovanko was a Russian actor.

She began her career in theater before transitioning to film in the 1920s. She gained widespread recognition for her work in the films "Salami" (1928) and "The Living Corpse" (1929). Kovanko was known for her versatility and ability to play both dramatic and comedic roles. She continued to act throughout her life, including in the films "The Cranes are Flying" (1957) and "Ballad of a Soldier" (1959). She was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR in 1950.

Kovanko was born in Yalta, Crimea, which was then a part of the Russian Empire. She studied acting at the Moscow Art Theatre and made her stage debut in the early 1920s. Her breakthrough came in 1928 with the film "Salami," which was directed by Alexander Razumny and starred Ivan Mosjoukine.

In 1932, Kovanko moved to Kiev and joined the Les Kurbas Theatre, where she worked until 1940. During this time, she appeared in many classic plays such as Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" and William Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

During World War II, Kovanko worked for the Red Army as an actress and entertainer, performing for soldiers at the front lines. After the war, she continued her work in the theater, while also appearing in several films, including the acclaimed war dramas "The Cranes are Flying" and "Ballad of a Soldier."

Kovanko was known for her commitment to her craft and was respected by her colleagues for her dedication to her craft. She died in Kiev in 1967 and was buried in the Baikove Cemetery.

Aside from her impressive acting career, Nathalie Kovanko was also known for her activism. She was an active member of the Communist Party and used her platform as an actress to promote communist ideals. In 1937, she signed a letter along with other artists that denounced the trial and execution of writer Isaac Babel, who was accused of espionage and terrorism by the Soviet government. She also participated in the defense of Les Kurbas, the founder of the theater she worked at in Kiev, who was arrested and executed during Josef Stalin's purges in 1937.

In addition to her work in film and theater, Kovanko was also a writer. She published several articles and short stories in literary journals, and was a member of the Union of Soviet Writers. Her writings often focused on the experiences of women in Soviet society.

Despite her success and accolades, Kovanko faced challenges in her personal life. She was married twice and divorced both times, and had a strained relationship with her daughter. Nevertheless, she continued to work in the arts until her death in 1967, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most talented and dedicated actresses of her time.

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