Russian actresses who deceased in 1980

Here are 2 famous actresses from Russia died in 1980:

Ida Kamińska

Ida Kamińska (September 18, 1899 Odessa-May 21, 1980 New York City) a.k.a. Ida Kaminska was a Russian actor. She had one child, Ruth Turkow Kaminska.

Ida Kamińska was considered one of the most prominent Yiddish actresses of her time. She came from a family of famous actors and was introduced to the stage at a young age. In 1918, she made her debut as a leading actress in Yiddish theatre and quickly gained popularity. Kamińska was known for her ability to portray a wide range of characters, from comedic to tragic roles.

Apart from her stage career, Kamińska also appeared in several films, including "The Dybbuk" (1937), which is considered a classic of Yiddish cinema. She continued to perform throughout Europe and the United States, where she eventually settled in the 1950s. In the U.S., Kamińska founded the Jewish Theatre Association and continued to act and direct in theatre productions.

Kamińska's contribution to Yiddish theatre was significant, as she preserved the tradition and helped modernize it for contemporary audiences. Her legacy is still celebrated today, and her influence can be seen in the works of many Yiddish theatre artists.

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Olga Chekhova

Olga Chekhova (April 14, 1897 Gyumri-March 9, 1980 Munich) otherwise known as Olga Tschechowa, Olga Konstantinovna Chekhova, Olga Konstantinovna Knipper, Olga von Knipper, Olga Chekova, Olga Tache, Olga Tchékova, Olga Tschechoff, Olga Tschekowa, Olga Knipper, Olga Konstantinovna Chekhova Knipper, Olga Tchékowa, Olga Tschechova, Olga Konstantinovna von Knipper or Knipper was a Russian actor and film producer. She had one child, Ada Tschechowa.

Olga Chekhova was born into a family of actors and started performing on stage from a young age. She gained popularity in Russia for her roles in theater and silent films. In 1920, she married the German industrialist, who also supported the arts, and moved to Germany. There she continued to act in films and theater, soon becoming a major star in the German film industry, often working with top directors like F.W. Murnau and Ernst Lubitsch. However, her ties to the Soviet Union raised suspicions among the Nazi regime and she was briefly imprisoned during World War II for being a Soviet spy. After her release, she moved to the United States where she continued to act in films and on stage. In 1951, she returned to Germany and started a successful production company. She is considered a cultural icon in both Germany and Russia for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

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