Moses Borisovich Sokol ( 1904 - 1975 ) - Jewish Soviet theater actor and director . Honored Artist of the Belarusian SSR ( 1938 ).
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Honored Artist of the Belarusian SSR
Born in Zhmerynka (now Vinnytsia region , Ukraine ) on October 5, 1904 in a family of a craftsman.
After graduating from the Moscow Theater Studio "Culture League" ( 1924 ) he worked in Kharkov  , and since 1927 - in the State Jewish Theater of Belarus.
During the Great Patriotic War he participated in front-line theater brigades.
Since 1949 - at the State Russian Drama Theater of Belarus. His peculiar artistic talent was brightly revealed in both characteristic and dramatic roles. He had certain vocal abilities, which greatly expanded his creative range. Among the best roles in the Russian theater: Jester (“King Lear” by W. Shakespeare), Judge (“Fuente Ovehuna” Lope de Vega), Brigello (“Venetian Twins” by K. Goldoni), Silan (“Hot Heart” by A. N. Ostrovsky), Robinson (“Bride” by A. N. Ostrovsky), Adam Petrovich Shprikh (“Masquerade” by M. Yu. Lermontov), Yakov Troshin (“Children of the Sun” by M. Gorky), Kruglik (“Drummer” by A. D. Salynsky).
He worked in the Minsk Drama Theater, the Russian Theater of Minsk. Known for his roles in the performances of “Tevye the Milkman” based on the work of Sholom Aleichem   .
Associate of S. M. Mikhoels .
He died in Minsk on March 8, 1975 .