Abdullov Osip Naumovich
16.11.1900, Lodz`, Poland - 14.06.1953
Pepole`s artist of USSR (1944)
Laureate of Stalin reward (1951, for his theatre work)
Being a student of the Moscow University Osip Abdullov was taking part in amateur performances.
In 1918-1923 he was working in the studio named after Shalyapin, in 1924-1928 he was playing on the scenes of Moscow theatres, in the theatre of V.F. Komissarzhevskaya. In 1929-1936 he was an actor of the theatre-studio under direction of Yu.A. Zavadskiy, in 1938-1942 ? of the Theatre of Revolution and since 1943 he was working in the Theatre of Mossovet.
His best theatre roles are considered to be Knurov ("Bespridannitsa" (Portionless girl) by Ostrovskiy, 1940), Sorin ("Chayka" (Sea-gull) by Chekhov, 1945) and others.
In Abdullov`s art, who possessed delicate actor`s technology, a full-blooded style of comedy was combined with lambent humour, irony; the satiric sharpness of external figure - with the deep disclosure of character`s psychology. Since 1924 he was working on the radio as director and actor. He was teaching in the Theatre-studio of Zavadskiy and in GITIS (State Institute of Theatre Art).
He began to star in the cinema in 1933, having shown himself as a bright sharp-charactered comedian. Osip Abdullov`s best works in the cinema are John Silver in "Treasure Island" (1937), Tarantulov in "Man in the case" and Krashke in "Duel".
1936 Paris Dawns
1936 Defenders? Generation
1936 The Last Night
1937 Treasure Island
1938 Oppengame Family
1939 Man in the case
1940 Light Way
1941 How Ivan Ivanovich quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich
1941 Marine Hawk
1941 Night above Belgrade
1941 Pig Tender Girl and the Herdsman
1945 15 years old Captain
1946 White Tooth
1946 David Guramishvili
1949 Alexander Popov
1953 Silver Dust