Basil ZHIVOKINI Ignatievich( Moscow actor-comedian)
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Biography Basil ZHIVOKINI Ignatievich
(1807 - 1874), the son of an Italian Giovanni della Momma, who came to Russia together with the famous architect Rastrelli, actress and ballet of the Imperial Theater in Moscow. He studied at the Moscow Theater School. He made his debut in 1824. on the stage of the Maly Theater. First performed in the opera "Askold's Grave", "tsampa" and others, but later emerged as a talented comic buffa. His popularity was so great that. Belinsky spoke enthusiastically about his game. His best roles - in vaudeville: "Leo Gurych Sinichkin", "Clerk under the table". He was the first actor, who played Dobchinsky in the "Inspector", Kochkareva in "Marriage" by Gogol. Remained on the scene 50 years and last played a week before his death.