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|Born||13 July 1925|
|Died||25 July 1997 (aged 72)|
|Children||son Sergey (born 1949)|
|Awards|| (1994) (1961) |
Boris Kuzmich Novikov (Russian: Бори́с Кузьми́ч Но́виков; 13 July 1925, Ryazhsk, Ryazan Gubernia, RSFSR — 25 July 1997, Moscow) was a Soviet actor of theater and cinema. People's Artist of Russia (1994).
In 1972, due to diabetic illness, he stopped playing in theatre and only worked in film. He played in over 150 films and also voiced animated films. Novikov is well known as an actor of episodic roles, and was dubbed as the "King of the Episode". Novikov had leading roles in the film adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's Shot, in the comedy Seven Old Men and a Girl, historical film The Shadows Fade at Noon, drama Father and Son, comedy The Talking Monkey.
The last picture in which Boris Novikov starred was the adventure film The Return of the Battleship, released in the year of his death.
He died of complications from diabetes on 25 July 1997 in Moscow. The actor was buried at the Danilovsky Cemetery in Moscow.
His wife was Nadezhda Antonovna Klimovich (died in 2008), an actress of the Moscow Youth Theater. They had a son Sergei, born in 1949.