Klara Luchko

Klara Stepanivna Luchko (Ukrainian: Клара Степанівна Лучко; Russian: Кла́ра Степа́новна Лучко́; 1 July 1925 – 26 March 2005) was a Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian actress known for her roles in the Soviet cinema.

Klara Luchko
Born1 July 1925
Chutovo, Ukraine
Died26 March 2005 (aged 79)
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1948–2005
Notable work
Cossacks of the Kuban (1949)
TitlePeople's Artist of the USSR (1985)
AwardsUSSR State Prize (1951)

She received the title of People's Artist of the USSR, the highest honour that could be bestowed to a cinema artist, in 1978.[1] She was awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 4th class (2000).[2]

Selected filmography

  • Michurin (Russian: Мичурин, 1948) as guest
  • The Young Guard (Молодая гвардия, 1948) as Aunt Marina
  • Cossacks of the Kuban (Кубанские казаки, 1949) as Darya Shelest
  • The Return of Vasili Bortnikov (Возращение Василия Бортникова, 1953) as Natalya
  • A Big Family (Большая семья, 1954) as Lida Zhurbina
  • Twelfth Night (Двенадцатая ночь, 1955) as Viola / Sebastian
  • A Snow Fairy Tale (Снежная сказка, 1959) as Black Soul
  • Dreams of Love – Liszt (Szerelmi álmok – Liszt, 1970) as Marie d'Agoult
  • The Gypsy (Цыган, 1979) as Claudia Pukhlyakova
  • The Casket of Maria Medici (Ларец Марии Медичи, 1980) as Madam Locar
  • Do Not Part with Your Beloved (С любимыми не расставайтесь, 1980) as Larisa's mother
  • Carnival (Карнавал, 1981) as Josephine Viktorovna, the wife of Mikhail Solomatin
  • We, The Undersigned (Мы, нижеподписавшиеся, 1981) as Violetta Matveyevna Nuikina
  • Anxious Sunday (Тревожное воскресенье, 1983) as Anna Golovina
  • Budulai's Return (Вовзращение Будулая, 1985) as Claudia Pukhlyakova


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