Ekaterina Fyodorovna Savinova was a Soviet theatre and film actress and singer most famous for the leading role in the comedy movie Come Tomorrow, Please... directed by her husband Yevgeny Tashkov. She was named Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR in 1965. Ekaterina Savinova was born in the Yeltsovka village into a peasant family, the youngest of four children, her ancestors from Penza Governorate, resettled in Siberia during the Stolypin reform. Her father Fyodor Yakovlevich Savinov worked in kolkhoz. Savinova inherited her singing talent from her mother Maria Semyonovna Savinova, she on August 1944 left for Moscow to enter acting courses. She was too late for exams, so she studied in a farming university and in half a year entered an additional VGIK course launched by Vasili Vanin, she was soon dismissed "for the lack of acting skills", but this didn't stop her, during the next summer she became a VGIK student under Boris Bibikov and his wife Olga Pyzhova. She studied along with her future husband Yevgeny Tashkov.
They graduated in 1950 and in a year they got married. In 1957 their son Andrey Tashkov was born. After VGIK Savinova entered the Gnessin State Musical College to study vocals, her rare voice was so impressive that she was offered to perform at the Bolshoi Theatre and pop scene upon graduation, yet she declined all offers, because she saw herself only as a cinema actress and "just enjoyed singing on her own". She played her first big role in 1949 in the musical comedy Cossacks of the Kuban where she performed the singing parts. According to Tashkov, director Ivan Pyryev tried to seduce Savinova, she slapped Pyryev in the face, after that he used his influence to ruin her career. For many years she appeared only in episodic roles, she received the Best Acting Award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival along with other actors of A Big Family. From 1952 on she performed at the National Film Actors' Theatre. In 1961 Tashkov decided to produce his own comedy movie with his wife in the leading role. Together they wrote a screenplay which turned to be autobiographical.
The heroine — named after Savinova's childhood friend Frosya Burlakova — was a yound girl with a unique voice who arrived to Moscow from a small Siberian village Yeltsovka hoping to enter the Gnessin College, too late for exams. Many comic episodes were "borrowed" from real life. In addition to all singing parts Savinova voiced one of the characters — Maria Semyonovna, an elderly housekeeper named after her mother. Tashkov, in turn, voiced the leading male character played by Anatoli Papanov. During the shooting Tashkov revealed that his wife had been suffering from high temperature for a long time, yet kept quite about it. At one point they had to call ambulance, he insisted on physical examination. After going through many checks Savinova was diagnosed with brucellosis: she got infected by drinking unpasteurized milk; the shooting had to be delayed for a year. When the film was finished, it turned a great success. Savinova was named the best actress at the 1964 All-Union Film Festival. In 1965 she was named the Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR.
The spouses toured around the country with concerts where Tashkov talked about filmmaking and Savinova performed with songs. During that time she started complaining about "hearing voices". Turned out brucellosis touched her brain and nervous system which led to sluggish schizophrenia. From on Savinova's health had been decreasing, she spent months in mental clinics. She continued acting. In 1964 she played another notable role in the comedy Balzaminov's Marriage, yet the illness had been progressing, Savinova felt it. In 1970 she left for Novosibirsk and spent a month with her sister. On 25 April 1970 Savinova left for Moscow, arrived to a local train station and threw herself under the passing train. "Just like Anna Karenina whose monologue she read during the entry exams at VGIK", as Tashkov recalled. Savinova was buried at the Kleshchikhinskoye Cemetery in Novosibirsk. During the lifetime she was religious, her husband insisted on conducting a memorial service in the Russian Orthodox traditions.
In 2006 the tomb was renewed. In 1995 Leonid Filatov dedicated the 9th episode of his long-running documentary series To Be Remembered to Savinova. In 2011 during the 85th anniversary of Savinova's birth a Museum of Ekaterina Savinova was opened in the Yeltsovka village. Same year a book of memoirs and other writings left by the actress, Light of the Faded Star: Ekaterina Savinova, was published. In 2011 the movie Come Tomorrow, Please... was restored and shown on Channel One Russia. Ekaterina Savinova on IMDb Ekaterina Savinova fan site
Vanessa Redgrave is an English actress of stage and television, a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship. Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in the Shakespeare comedy As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day's Journey into Night, she received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. On screen, she has starred in scores of films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the film Julia, her other nominations were for Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Bostonians and Howards End. Among her other films are A Man for All Seasons, Camelot, The Devils, Murder on the Orient Express, Prick Up Your Ears, Mission: Impossible, Atonement and The Butler.
Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times", has won the Oscar, Tony, BAFTA, Cannes, Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild awards. A member of the Redgrave family of actors, she is the daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Lady Redgrave, the sister of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, the mother of actresses Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson, the aunt of British actress Jemma Redgrave, the mother-in-law of actor Liam Neeson. Redgrave was born on 30 January 1937 in Blackheath, the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Laurence Olivier announced her birth to the audience at a performance of Hamlet at the Old Vic, when he said that Laertes had a daughter. In her autobiography, Redgrave recalls the East End and Coventry Blitzes among her earliest memories. Following the East End Blitz, Redgrave relocated with her family to Herefordshire before returning to London in 1943, she was educated at the Alice Ottley School and Queen's Gate School, before "coming out" as a debutante.
Her siblings, Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, were acclaimed actors. Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954, she first appeared in the West End, playing opposite her brother, in 1958. In 1959, she appeared at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre under the direction of Peter Hall as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream opposite Charles Laughton as Bottom and Coriolanus opposite Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney and Edith Evans. In 1960, Redgrave had her first starring role in Robert Bolt's The Tiger and the Horse, in which she co-starred with her father. In 1961, she played Rosalind in As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1962, she played Imogen in William Gaskill's production of Cymbeline for the RSC. In 1966, Redgrave created the role of Jean Brodie in the Donald Albery production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen from the novel by Muriel Spark. Redgrave had her first credited film role, in which she co-starred with her father, in Brian Desmond Hurst's Behind the Mask.
Redgrave's first starring film role was in Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment, co-starring David Warner and directed by Karel Reisz, for which she received an Oscar nomination, a Cannes award, a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Film Award nomination. Following this, she portrayed a cool London swinger in Blowup. Co-starring David Hemmings, it was the first English-language film of the Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni. Reunited with Karel Reisz for the biographical film of dancer Isadora Duncan in Isadora, her portrayal of Duncan led her gaining a National Society of Film Critics' Award for Best Actress, a second Prize for the Best Female Performance at the Cannes Film Festival, along with a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. In the same period came other portrayals of historical figures – ranging from Andromache in The Trojan Women to the lead in Mary, Queen of Scots, the latter earning her a third Oscar nomination, she played the role of Guinevere in the film Camelot with Richard Harris and Franco Nero, as Sylvia Pankhurst in Oh!
What a Lovely War. She portrayed the character of Mother Superior Jeanne des Anges in The Devils, the once controversial film directed by Ken Russell. Redgrave funded and narrated a documentary film, The Palestinian, about the situation of the Palestinians and the activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. In the film Julia, she starred in the title role as a woman murdered by the Nazi German regime in the years prior to World War II for her anti-Fascist activism, her co-star in the film was Jane Fonda, who, in her 2005 autobiography, noted that: there is a quality about Vanessa that makes me feel as if she resides in a netherworld of mystery that eludes the rest of us mortals. Her voice seems to come from some deep place that knows all secrets. Watching her work is like seeing through layers of glass, each layer painted in mythic watercolor images, layer after layer, until it becomes dark, but then you know you haven't come to the bottom of it... The only other time I had experienced this with an actor was with Marlon Brando...
Like Vanessa, he always seemed to be in another reality, working off some secret, magn
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in the summer of 1930. However, her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful, she joined Warner Bros. in 1932, established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract, although she lost the well-publicized legal case against Warners, it marked the beginning of her most successful period; until the late 1940s, she was one of the most celebrated leading ladies of US cinema, known for her forceful and intense style.
Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be combative and confrontational. She clashed with film directors, as well as many of her co-stars, her forthright manner, idiosyncratic speech, ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona, imitated. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, a club venue for food and entertainment for servicemen during WWII, was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue 10 Academy Award nominations for acting, was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Her career went through several periods of eclipse, she admitted that her success had been at the expense of her personal relationships. Married four times, she was once widowed and three times divorced, raised her children as a single parent, her final years were marred by a long period of ill health and a tell-all book, My Mother's Keeper by daughter B.
D. Hyman, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer. With more than 100 film and theater roles to her credit during her six-decade-long career. In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of the Classic Hollywood cinema era. Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known from early childhood as "Betty", was born on April 5, 1908, in Lowell, the daughter of Harlow Morrell Davis, a law student from Augusta and subsequently a patent attorney, Ruth Augusta, from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Davis' younger sister was Barbara Harriet. In 1915, Davis' parents separated, Davis attended a spartan boarding school called Crestalban in Lanesborough in the Berkshires. In 1921, Ruth Davis moved to New York City with her daughters, where she worked as a portrait photographer. Davis changed the spelling of her first name to "Bette" after Honoré de Balzac's La Cousine Bette. During their time in New York, Davis became a Girl Scout who proved so successful she ranked as a Patrol Leader.
Davis attended Cushing Academy, a boarding school in Ashburnham, where she met her future husband, Harmon O. Nelson, known as "Ham". In 1926, a 18-year-old Davis saw a production of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck with Blanche Yurka and Peg Entwistle. Davis recalled for Al Cohn of Newsday, "The reason I wanted to go into theater was because of an actress named Peg Entwistle." She auditioned for admission to Eva Le Gallienne's Manhattan Civic Repertory, but was rejected by LeGallienne, who described her attitude as "insincere" and "frivolous". Davis auditioned for George Cukor's stock theater company in New York. Ed Sikov sources Davis' first professional role to a 1929 production by the Provincetown Players of Virgil Geddes play The Earth Between. In 1929, Davis was chosen by Blanche Yurka to play Hedwig, the character she had seen Entwistle play in The Wild Duck. After performing in Philadelphia and Boston, she made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Broken Dishes, followed it with Solid South. In 1930, 22-year-old Davis moved to Hollywood to screen test for Universal Studios.
Davis and her mother traveled by train to Hollywood. She recounted her surprise that nobody from the studio was there to meet her. In fact, a studio employee had waited for her, but left because he saw nobody who "looked like an actress", she was used in several screen tests for other actors. In a 1971 interview with Dick Cavett, she related the experience with the observation, "I was the most Yankee-est, most modest virgin who walked the earth, they laid me on a couch, I tested fifteen men... They all had to give me a passionate kiss. Oh, I thought. Just thought I would die." A second test was arranged for the 1931 film A House Divided. Hastily dressed in an ill-fitting costume with a low neckline, she was rebuffed by the film director William Wyler, who loudly commented to the assembled crew, "What do you think of these dames who show their chests and think they can get jobs?". Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Studios, considered terminating Davis' employment, but cinematographer Karl Freund told him she had "lovely eyes" and would be suitable for Bad Sister, in which she subsequently made her film debut.
BIBSYS is an administrative agency set up and organized by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway. They are a service provider, focusing on the exchange and retrieval of data pertaining to research and learning – metadata related to library resources. BIBSYS are collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions and the National Library of Norway. Bibsys is formally organized as a unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, located in Trondheim, Norway; the board of directors is appointed by Norwegian Ministry of Research. BIBSYS offer researchers and others an easy access to library resources by providing the unified search service Oria.no and other library services. They deliver integrated products for the internal operation for research and special libraries as well as open educational resources; as a DataCite member BIBSYS act as a national DataCite representative in Norway and thereby allow all of Norway's higher education and research institutions to use DOI on their research data.
All their products and services are developed in cooperation with their member institutions. BIBSYS began in 1972 as a collaborative project between the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Library, the Norwegian Institute of Technology Library and the Computer Centre at the Norwegian Institute of Technology; the purpose of the project was to automate internal library routines. Since 1972 Bibsys has evolved from a library system supplier for two libraries in Trondheim, to developing and operating a national library system for Norwegian research and special libraries; the target group has expanded to include the customers of research and special libraries, by providing them easy access to library resources. BIBSYS is a public administrative agency answerable to the Ministry of Education and Research, administratively organised as a unit at NTNU. In addition to BIBSYS Library System, the product portfolio consists of BISBYS Ask, BIBSYS Brage, BIBSYS Galleri and BIBSYS Tyr. All operation of applications and databases is performed centrally by BIBSYS.
BIBSYS offer a range of services, both in connection with their products and separate services independent of the products they supply. Open access in Norway Om Bibsys
Lee Grant is an American actress and film director. In her 1951 film debut, she played the role of a young shoplifter in William Wyler's Detective Story, co-starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker, it earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, along with the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. In 1952, as she had refused to testify against her husband at the HUAC hearings, she was blacklisted from most acting jobs for the next ten years, she was only able to find occasional work on the stage or as a teacher during that period. It contributed to her divorce. After she was removed from the blacklist in 1962, she rebuilt her acting career in films, after which she starred in 71 TV episodes of Peyton Place, followed by lead roles in films such as Valley of the Dolls, In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo, for which she won her first Oscar. In 1964, she won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her performance in The Maids. During her career, she was nominated for the Emmy Award seven times between 1966 and 1993, winning twice.
She won her second Oscar for directing the 1986 documentary and Out in America. Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in Manhattan, the only child of Witia, an actress and teacher, Abraham W. Rosenthal, a realtor and educator, her father was born in New York City, to Polish-Jewish immigrants, her mother was a Russian-Jewish immigrant. The family resided in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, her date of birth is October 31, but the year is disputed, with all years ranging from 1925 to 1931 having been given as her year of birth at some point. She debuted in L'Oracolo at the Metropolitan Opera in 1931 and joined the American Ballet as an adolescent, she attended Art Students League of New York, Juilliard School of Music, The High School of Music & Art, George Washington High School, all in New York City. Grant graduated from high school, won a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, studied under Sanford Meisner. Studied at HB Studio under Uta Hagen, she subsequently enrolled in Actors Studio in New York.
Grant had her first stage ballet performance in 1933 at the Metropolitan Opera House. In 1938, in her early teens, she was made a member of the American Ballet, under George Balanchine; as an actress, Grant had her professional stage debut as understudy in Oklahoma in 1944. In 1948, she had her Broadway acting debut in Joy to the World. Grant established herself as a dramatic method actress on and off Broadway, earning praise for her role as a shoplifter in Detective Story in 1949, she made her film debut two years in the film version, starring Kirk Douglas, receiving her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She said. In 1951, she gave an impassioned eulogy at the memorial service for actor J. Edward Bromberg, whose early death, she implied, was caused by the stress of being called before House Un-American Activities Committee. After her eulogy was published, she was summoned by the same committee to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, but refused.
As a result, for the next ten years, her "prime years", as she put it, she was blacklisted and her work in television and movies was limited. Kirk Douglas, who acted with her in Detective Story, recalled that director Edward Dmytryk, a blacklistee, had first named her husband at the HUAC:Lee was only a kid, a beautiful young girl with extraordinary talent and a big future. You could see it, she was so good that she earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her first film role. But because Eddie Dmytryk named her husband, Lee Grant was blacklisted before her film career had a chance to begin. Of course, she refused to testify about the man to whom she was married, it took years before anyone would hire her for another picture. Grant appeared in a limited number of television shows during these years. In 1953, she played Rose Peabody on the CBS soap opera. In the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw in 1959, she succeeded Anne Bancroft in the lead female role. By the time her name was removed from the blacklist in the early 1960s, she had since been divorced and had a young daughter, Dinah.
She began re-establishing her movie career. In her autobiography, she writes:Dinah was my grail, my constant. Dinah and my need to support her financially, viscerally, my rage at those who had taken twelve working, acting years from my life, were what motivated me, her experience with the blacklist scarred her to such an extent that as late as 2002, she would freeze and go into a "near trance" when anyone asked her about her experiences during the McCarthy period. Grant's first major achievement, after HUAC cleared her, was in the 1960s television series Peyton Place, as Stella Chernak, for which she won an Emmy in 1966. In 1967, Grant appeared in an episode of Mission Impossible, portraying the wife of a U. S. diplomat who goes undercover to discredit a rogue diplomat. That same year, she played the distraught widow of a murder victim in the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night. In 1963, she won acclaim for her stage performance in the off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Maids, she received s