Biography

Grigori Vasilyevich Aleksandrov or Alexandrov (original family name was Mormonenko; 23 January 1903 - 16 December 1983) was a prominent Soviet film director who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1947 and a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1973. He was awarded the Stalin Prizes for 1941 and 1950.

Initially associated with Sergei Eisenstein, with whom he worked as a co-director, screenwriter and actor, Aleksandrov became a major director in his own right in the 1930s, when he directed Jolly Fellows and a string of other musical comedies starring his wife Lyubov Orlova.

Though Aleksandrov remained active until his death, his musicals, amongst the first made in the Soviet Union, remain his most popular films. They rival Ivan Pyryev's films as the most effective and light-hearted showcase ever designed for Stalin-era USSR.

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Grigori Vasilyevich Aleksandrov or Alexandrov (original family name was Mormonenko; 23 January 1903 - 16 December 1983) was a prominent Soviet film director who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1947 and a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1973. He was awarded the Stalin Prizes for 1941 and 1950.

Initially associated with Sergei Eisenstein, with whom he worked as a co-director, screenwriter and actor, Aleksandrov became a major director in his own right in the 1930s, when he directed Jolly Fellows and a string of other musical comedies starring his wife Lyubov Orlova.

Though Aleksandrov remained active until his death, his musicals, amongst the first made in the Soviet Union, remain his most popular films. They rival Ivan Pyryev's films as the most effective and light-hearted showcase ever designed for Stalin-era USSR.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1903-01-23

Day of Death 1983-12-16

Place of Birth Yekaterinburg, Russian Empire

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Also Known As

  • Григорий Александров

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1979 ¡Que Viva México! Co-Director
1974 Starling and Lyre Director
1960 Russkiy Suvenir Director
1952 Man of Music Director
1949 Meeting on the Elbe Director
1947 Spring Director
1943 A Family Director
1940 The Shining Path Director
1940 Time in the Sun Director
1938 Volga - Volga Director
1936 Circus Director
1934 Jolly Fellows Director
1934 Death Day Co-Director
1933 Thunder Over Mexico Co-Director
1932 ¡Que Viva Mexico! Director
1930 Sentimental Romance Director
1929 The General Line Director
1928 October (Ten Days that Shook the World) Director
1925 Battleship Potemkin First Assistant Director
1925 Strike Assistant Director

Writing

1979 ¡Que Viva México! Screenplay
1974 Starling and Lyre Writer
1952 Man of Music Screenplay
1947 Spring Screenplay
1938 Volga - Volga Writer
1936 Circus Writer
1934 Jolly Fellows Writer
1930 Sentimental Romance Screenplay
1930 Frauennot - Frauenglück Writer
1929 The General Line Writer
1928 October (Ten Days that Shook the World) Screenplay
1925 Strike Screenplay

Acting

1998 Mexican Fantasy as Himself
1979 ¡Que Viva México!
1958 Sergei Eisenstein as Himself (archive footage)
1925 Battleship Potemkin as Chief Officer Giliarovsky
1925 Strike as Factory Foreman
1923 Glumov's Diary as Glumov 2, Golutvin

Editing

1979 ¡Que Viva México! Editor
1930 Sentimental Romance Editor
1925 Battleship Potemkin Editor

Crew

1967 Ten Days That Shook the World Script

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