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Daughter of Famous Soviet Actress Dies in the US

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Daughter of Famous Soviet Actress Dies in the US


Russian-born American actress and screenwriter Victoria Fyodorova died in the US at the age of 66, Voice of Russia reports. Chief Editor of the Kinoprocess magazine Vyacheslav Shmyrov told the Interfax news agency that the actress had died on September 5 but in Russia it had become known only on Thursday.

Viktoria Fyodorova was the daughter of a well-known Soviet actress Zoya Fyodorova and the military attaché in the US embassy in the Moscow, Jackson Rogers Tate. Mr. Tate was a United States Navy admiral who began his naval career as an enlisted man and became one of the first naval aviators. He fathered Victoria during a brief love affair with Russian actress Zoya Fyodorova near the end of World War II.

Tate was declared an unwelcome person and expelled from Moscow. Zoya Fedorova was arrested for having affair with a foreign official and sent to Siberia for 8 years. Tate did not know of her birth until 1973. He waged a successful two-year diplomatic quest for her to be allowed to visit him in the United States, finally meeting her in 1975. Her story is told in a book titled The Admiral's Daughter.

While in the United States, she met Frederick Pouy, a pilot for Pan American World Airways, and they married on June 7, 1975, in Stamford, Connecticut, days before her visa was to expire. Their son, Christopher Alexander Fyodor Pouy, was born May 3, 1976.

Russkiy Mir Foundation Information Service

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