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Who is Alexis Granowsky?
Alexis Granowsky was a Russian theatre director who later became a film director. Granowsky was born as Abraham Azarkh to a Jewish family in Moscow. After studying in St. Petersburg, he went to Munich where he gained valuable theatre experience working under Max Reinhardt. He served in the Russian army during the First World War before in 1919 he set up his own Jewish-orientated theatre in St. Petersburg. Granowsky's reputation rose quickly over the following years, as he became one of the most celebrated theatre directors in Europe. In 1925 Granowsky directed his first film, a silent, but concentrated his efforts on his stage work.
- also known as Aleksandr Granovsky, Aleksandr Granowsky, Abraham Ozark, Abraham Azarkh, Alexei Michailowitsch, Granowski
- born in (125 years ago) in Moscow
- nationality: Russia
- profession: Film director, film editor, theatre director
- died on (78 years ago) in Paris
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