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Place of Death
Claim to Fame
Podkidysh, 1939; Vesna, 1947; Lyogkaya zhizn, 1964
Profile Bio Text
Faina Ranevskaya was born Faina Georgievna Feldman in Taganrog. Her father was the head of the local synagogue. Her family eventually left the country, but Faina stayed in the Soviet Union and went on to become one of the country`s most acclaimed stage and screen actresses. One of her most famous movie roles was Lyalya in "Podkidysh", 1939 and the stepmother in a 1947 musical adaptation of "Cinderella" (called "Zolushka" in Russian). After her death, Ranevskaya was buried in the Donskoye Cemetery. Post-Soviet Russia issued a stamp bearing her likeness. The Ranevskaya Monument was unveiled in 2008 in front of her birth house.
Full Name at Birth
Faina Grigoryevna Feldman
Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya (Russian: Фаина Георгиевна Раневская, born Faina Girschevna Feldman, 27 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 - 19 July 1984) is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.
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