Nikolai Cherkasov
Date of Birth
Jul 27, 1903
Birth Place:
Leningrad, Russia


Making his theatrical debut with Russia's Mariinski Theater in 1926, Nikolai Cherkassov (sometimes spelled Cherkasov) entered films one year later. Described by one observer as "a Soviet Gary Cooper," the handsome, charismatic Cherkassov starred in scores of historical epics, notably Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky (1938), Ivan the Terrible, Pt. 1, and Ivan the Terrible, Pt. 2 (1944-1946). His other...