Boris Novikov

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Boris Novikov
File:Boris Novikov.jpg
Born (1925-07-13)13 July 1925
Died 25 July 1997(1997-07-25) (aged 72)
Nationality Russian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1948—1996
Spouse(s) Nadezhda Klimovich
Children son Sergey (born 1949)
Awards (1994) Zaslujeniy artist.jpg (1961)
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Boris Kuzmich Novikov (Russian: Бори́с Кузьми́ч Но́виков; 13 July 1925, Ryazhsk, Ryazan Governorate, RSFSR — 25 July 1997, Moscow[1]) was a Soviet actor of theater and cinema. People's Artist of Russia (1994).[2][3]


Boris Kuzmich Novikov was born on 13 July 1925 in a family of laborers at the station Ryazhsk-1, Ryazan Oblast. In school years he participated in amateur performances, and later fought at the front.

He graduated from the School-Studio of Yuri Zavadsky in 1948. Since 1948 he worked as an actor of the Mossovet Theater, in 1963-1972 was the actor of the Moscow Satire Theatre.

In 1972, due to diabetic illness, he stopped playing in theatre and only worked in film. He played in over 150 films and also voiced animated films. Novikov is well known as an actor of episodic roles, and was dubbed as the "King of the Episode". Novikov had leading roles in the film adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's Shot, in the comedy Seven Old Men and a Girl, historical film The Shadows Fade at Noon, drama Father and Son, comedy The Talking Monkey.

The last picture in which Boris Novikov starred was the adventure film The Return of the Battleship, released in the year of his death.

He died of complications from diabetes on 25 July 1997 in Moscow. The actor was buried at the Danilovsky Cemetery in Moscow.

Personal life

His wife was Nadezhda Antonovna Klimovich (died in 2008), an actress of the Moscow Youth Theater. They had a son Sergei, born in 1949.

Selected filmography

Honours and awards


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