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autolycus Obit: A Well-(or not so)-Known Actor Died (146* d) RE: Obit: A Well-(or not so)-Known Actor Died 30 Aug 11

Iya Savvina. She was the heroine of the Russian version (1960) of Chekhov's Lady withe the [Little] Dog, the most beautiful love story I ever saw. How sad.

Date of Birth
2 March 1936, Voronezh, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]

Date of Death
27 August 2011, Russia

Birth Name
Iya Sergeyevna Savvina

Mini Biography [just to the mid-70s]
Iya Savvina is a Russian actress of Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).

She was born Iya Sergeevna Savvina on March 2, 1936, in Voronezh, Russia, Soviet Union (now Russia). From 1954 - 1958 she studied Journalism at Moscow University, graduating in 1958 as a journalist. While a student, Savvina was active in student drama club of Moscow University. There she was spotted by casting directors from Lenfilm studios and made her film debut in Leningrad: Savvina shot to fame with the leading role opposite Aleksey Batalov in Dama s sobachkoj [The Lady with the Dog] (1960) by director Iosif Kheifits [Heifits]. From 1960 - 1977 Iya Savvina was member of the Mossoveta theatre in Moscow. There her stage partners were such actors as Rostislav Plyatt, Georgi Zhzhyonov, and Aleksandr Lazarev among others.

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