Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Tikhonov

Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Tikhonov

Birth
Moscow Oblast, Russia
Death 4 Dec 2009 (aged 81)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 45165165 · View Source
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Actor. He is best known to Russian audiences for his roles as Soviet spy Max Otto von Stirlitz in the 1973 television series "17 Moments of Spring", and as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in "War and Peace" (1968), an Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Picture. Born outside of Moscow, he began his early career as a metal worker in the Second World War. He made his film debut in the 1948 motion picture "Young Guard," where he met his future wife, actress Nonna Mordyukova. His notable film credits include: "In Peaceful Time" (1950), "Maximka" (1952), "Extraordinary Accident" (1958), "Thirst" (1959), "Two Lives" (1961), "Four Winds of Heaven" (1962), "The Road to Saturn" (1967), "The Roundabout" (1970), "Front Without Flanks" (1974), "They Fought for the Motherland" (1975), "Front Beyond the Front Line" (1977), "One True Love" (1982), "European Story" (1984), "Mirror for a Hero" (1987), "The Ghosts of the Green Room" (1992), and in another Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film, "Burnt by the Sun" (1994). In 2009 he made his final screen appearance in the sequel "Burnt by the Sun 2," appearing in a brief cameo role. He was the recipient of the People's Artist of the USSR in 1974, Hero of Socialist Labor in 1982, the Order for Service to the State in 2003, and a special medal presented by the Soviet KGB. He died in Moscow following a heart attack.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 6 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45165165
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Tikhonov (8 Feb 1928–4 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45165165, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .