Ivan Ryzhov

Ivan Petrovich Ryzhov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Рыжо́в; January 25, 1913, Moscow Province — March 15, 2004, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian film and theater actor[1]. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1980)[2].


Ryzhov was born on January 25, 1913 in the village of Green Sloboda, Moscow province (now Ramensky District). In 1935, he graduated from the School of the Moscow Theater of the Revolution and became an actor of the theater.

He made his film debut in the role of Captain Soroka in the Kubans.

Ivan Ryzhov died the morning of 15 March 2004 in a Moscow hospital. According to his daughter, it happened due to negligence of the medical staff: the actor had fallen and cut his hand. The funeral service took place not in the House of Cinema, as has happened with other famous actors, and in a small temple at Botkin Hospital, where he had died. The memorial was attended by relatives and artists.

He was buried at Perepechinskoe Cemetery.


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