Kira Nikolaevna Ivanova ( Russian: Кира Николаевна Иванова)
(1919-03-11)11 March 1919
|Died||16 August 2017(2017-08-16) (aged 98)
|Spouse(s)||Arseniy Golovko (deceased)|
|Awards||People's Artist of Russia|
Life and career
Ivanova was born in Yessentuki, the great-niece of the poet Vyacheslav Ivanov. In 1937, she entered the Moscow Institute of Philosophy, Literature and Art to study Russian literature. In 1938 she was accepted into the auxiliary of the troupe of the Gorky Moscow Art Theatre. In 1957 she returned to the Moscow Art Theater, where she served until 1985. From 1958 to 2007, she taught at the Moscow Art Theater School. Her students included Natalia Yegorova, Boris Nevzorov, and Nikolai Karachentsov. She died on August 16, 2017, age 98. She was the widow of Soviet Admiral Arseniy Golovko, who served as Soviet Commander of the Red Banner Northern Fleet during World War II.