Alexander Vertinsky

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Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky Russian: Александр Николаевич Вертинский, March 20 [O.S. March 8] 1889 – May 21, 1957) was a Russian[1] and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor who exerted seminal influence on the Russian tradition of artistic singing.

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Alexander Vertinsky
Александр Вертинский
Background information
Birth nameAlexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky
Also known asOleksandr Vertynsky
BornMarch 20 [O.S. March 8] 1889
Kiev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
(now Kyiv, Ukraine)
DiedMay 21, 1957(1957-05-21) (aged 68)
Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Occupation(s)singer, poet, actor, composer
Years active1916–1957