Mark Donskoy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mark Donskoy

Soviet film director and screenwriter

Date of Birth: 06-Mar-1901

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1981

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Mark Donskoy

  • Mark Semyonovich Donskoy (Russian: ???? ????????? ??????´?; 6 March [O.S.
  • 21 February] 1901 – 21 March 1981) was a Soviet film director and screenwriter.Mark Donskoy was born in Odessa in a Jewish family.
  • During the Civil War, he served in the Red Army (1921-1923), and was captured by the whites for ten months.
  • Demobilized, he studied psychology and psychiatry at the Crimean medical school.
  • In 1925 he graduated from the legal department of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Crimean University named after M.V.
  • Frunze in Simferopol.
  • At the same time he worked in investigative bodies, in the Supreme Court of the Ukrainian SSR, and in the bar association.
  • He released a collection of short stories about his life called “Prisoners” (1925). Donskoy began his career in film in 1926.
  • He worked in the script department, then as an assistant director in Moscow, later as an editing assistant in Leningrad.
  • In 1935 he became the first Soviet dubbing director, he dubbed the American film “The Invisible Man”.
  • In 1938-1941, and in 1945-1955 he was the director of the Soyuzdetfilm film studio (Moscow).
  • In 1942-1945 and in 1955-1957 - director of the Kiev film studio.
  • Since 1957, director and art director of the Maxim Gorky film studio (formerly Soyuzdetfilm). His wife was the screenwriter Irina Borisovna Donskaya (1918-1983).

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