Lyubov Sergeyevna Sokolova

Lyubov Sergeyevna Sokolova

Lybov Sokolova during her studies in theater university
Born Lyubov Sergeevna Sokolova
(1921-07-31)July 31, 1921
Ivanovo-Voznesensk, RSFSR, USSR
Died June 6, 2001(2001-06-06) (aged 79)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation actress
Years active 1946–2001
Spouse(s) Georgy Arapovsky (died)
Georgy Danelia (divorce)

Lyubov Sergeevna Sokolova (Russian: Любо́вь Серге́евна Соколо́ва) (July 31, 1921  June 6, 2001) was a Soviet and Russian cinema actress, named a People's Artist of the USSR. She played in the movie more than 300 roles.[1][2][3]


Lyubov Sokolova studied cinematography with Boris Bibikov and Olga Pyzhova, graduating in 1946.[4]

From 1951 to 1956 she was an actress in the Drama Theatre Group of the Soviet Forces in Germany (Potsdam). In the years 1946–1951 and 1956 she was a studio theatre actress.

Lyubov Sokolova had her movie debut in 1948 as the simple village woman Varvara in The Story of a Real Man. The young actress's debut did not go unnoticed. She appeared in many films, among them: Quiet Flows the Don, Seryozha, The story of Asya Klyachina, Far from Moscow, Shine, Shine, My Star, Crime and Punishment, Walking the Streets of Moscow, Thirty Three, The Irony of Fate, White Bim Black Ear, Live Till Monday, Belorussian Station, Do Not Shoot at White Swans, The Irony of Fate, Gentlemen of Fortune, Ot zari do zari, Crash - daughter ment.

In 1990 Lyubov Sokolova was the People's Artist of the Soviet Union. She was awarded many medals, including «For Courage» and «For Labour Valour».

In autumn 1994 Lyubov Sokolova and Maya Bulgakovа were victims of an accident as the car in which they were getting taken to a concert crashed into a pole. The actress was in intensive care. Lyubov was discharged after a few weeks, and Maya Grigorievna died a few days later without regaining consciousness.

She died on 6 June 2001 of a heart attack and was buried in Moscow on the Kuntsevo Cemetery, near the grave of her son.[5]



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