Igor Kvasha - biography
Igor Vladimirovich Kvasha (Russian: Игорь Владимирович Кваша; born February 4, 1933) is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor. He is a leading actor of Sovremennik Theater. Igor Kvasha was one Sovremennik founders along with Galina Volchek, Oleg Yefremov, Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev and Oleg Tabakov . He was honored with People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1968.
Igor Kvasha was born in Moscow to a family of chemistry scientist Vladimir Ilich Kvasha, the faculty of Mendeleyev Chemistry Technology Institute. Kvasha is a Moscow Art Theater School graduates, acting class of Aleksander Karev. After a graduation he became an actor of Moscow Art Theater troupe and performed on a stage of famous theater for two years (1955-1957). In 1957 started to work at new born Sovremennik Theater and remained to play in that theater since.
Recently, the talented actor became a host for a remarkable TV talk show of the Russian TV First Channel Wait for Me (Russian: "Zhdi menya.") Kvasha himself acknowledges that he has got there accidentally. But there are still some vision that he is such an open minded, spiritual man that became the host of this show.