Olga Knipper

1868 - 1959

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Olga Leonardovna Knipper-Chekhova (Russian: Ольга Леонардовна Книппер-Чехова; 21 September [O.S. 9 September] 1868 – 22 March 1959) was a Russian and Soviet stage actress. She was married to Anton Chekhov.Knipper was among the 39 original members of the Moscow Art Theatre when it was formed by Konstantin Stanislavski in 1898. She played Arkadina in The Seagull (1898), played Elena in the Moscow premiere of Uncle Vanya (1899), and was the first to play Masha in Three Sisters (1901) and Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard (1904). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olga Knipper has received more than 148,469 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Olga Knipper is the 817th most popular actor (up from 1,340th in 2019), the 421st most popular biography from Russia (up from 698th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Actor.

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Among actors, Olga Knipper ranks 817 out of 10,030Before her are J. K. Simmons, Fran Drescher, María Félix, Gabriele Ferzetti, Max Wright, and Jean-Claude Brialy. After her are Kenny Baker, Janet Gaynor, Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Palin, and Ajay Devgn.

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Among people born in 1868, Olga Knipper ranks 53Before her are Kantarō Suzuki, Édouard Vuillard, Pompeu Fabra, Émile Chartier, Paul Otlet, and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom. After her are Alfred Weber, Franz Ritter von Epp, Gustav Noske, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, Mary Parker Follett, and Paul P. Harris. Among people deceased in 1959, Olga Knipper ranks 34Before her are Alfred Kubin, Sidney Bechet, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Wanda Landowska, Raphael Lemkin, and Ernest Bloch. After her are Cecil B. DeMille, Edmond Debeaumarché, Lester Young, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Imre Schlosser, and Rudolf Caracciola.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Olga Knipper ranks 421 out of 2,688Before her are Yury Luzhkov (1936), Vsevolod the Big Nest (1154), Daniil Kharms (1905), Avvakum (1620), Edith Södergran (1892), and Gavrila Derzhavin (1743). After her are Vasily Dokuchaev (1846), Valery Leontiev (1949), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Natalia Pushkina (1812), and Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1691).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Olga Knipper ranks 5Before her are Yul Brynner (1920), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Michael Chekhov (1891), and Lila Kedrova (1918). After her are Yuri Nikulin (1921), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Oleg Popov (1930), George Sanders (1906), Innokenty Smoktunovsky (1925), and Yevgeny Leonov (1926).

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