Faina Ranevskaya

1896 - 1984

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Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya (Russian: Фаина Георгиевна Раневская, born Faina Girschevna Feldman, 27 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 — 19 July 1984), is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.She acted in plays by Anton Chekhov, Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Maxim Gorky, Ivan Krylov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, and others. Unfortunately, our judgement of her theater performances must come mostly from photos as only her three final performances of Make Way for Tomorrow by Vina Delmar, Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better by Aleksandr Ostrovsky, The Curious Savage by John Patrick were filmed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faina Ranevskaya has received more than 99,878 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Faina Ranevskaya is the 8,031st most popular politician (down from 7,598th in 2019), the 778th most popular biography from Russia (down from 730th in 2019) and the 226th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Faina Ranevskaya ranks 8,031 out of 15,710Before her are Princess Anna of Saxony, Foday Sankoh, Azzone Visconti, Ivo Sanader, Canaan Banana, and Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg. After her are He Dan Jia, Gulzarilal Nanda, Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Carl Adolph Agardh, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and Miklós Németh.

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Among people born in 1896, Faina Ranevskaya ranks 102Before her are Léonide Massine, Charlie Rivel, Anandamayi Ma, Józef Czapski, Carl Zuckmayer, and Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa. After her are Ivan Yefimovich Petrov, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Fritz Heider, Hans Cramer, Heimito von Doderer, and Erich Hückel. Among people deceased in 1984, Faina Ranevskaya ranks 82Before her are Vladimir Chelomey, Gaëtan Dugas, Trygve Bratteli, Souvanna Phouma, Pavel Batitsky, and Josyf Slipyj. After her are Lionel Robbins, Big Mama Thornton, Nodar Dumbadze, Toni Turek, Jüri Lossmann, and Uladzimir Karatkievich.

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Among people born in Russia, Faina Ranevskaya ranks 778 out of 2,688Before her are Sergei Korsakoff (1854), Vladimir Stasov (1824), Samuil Marshak (1887), Nikolay Krylov (1903), Kristijonas Donelaitis (1714), and Valeriy Brumel (1942). After her are Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896), Alexey Kaledin (1861), Yevgeny Vakhtangov (1883), Tode Mongke (1282), Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov (1777), and Andrey Arshavin (1981).


Among politicians born in Russia, Faina Ranevskaya ranks 226Before her are Sviatoslav III of Vladimir (1196), Franz Schlegelberger (1876), Pavel Tsitsianov (1754), Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846), Viacheslav I of Kiev (1083), and Sergei Korsakoff (1854). After her are Tode Mongke (1282), Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł (1667), Tini Beg (1341), Khertek Anchimaa-Toka (1912), Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (1827), and Aleksey Arakcheyev (1769).