Russian businessmanDied when: 68 years 49 days (817 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Aleksandr Alekseevich Khanzhonkov (Russian: Александр Алексеевич Ханжонков, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ xənˈʐonkəf]; 8 August [O.S. 27 July] 1877 — 26 September 1945) was a pioneering Russian cinema entrepreneur, film director and screenwriter.
He is known for producing Defence of Sevastopol, Russia's first feature film, as well as Ladislas Starevich's ground-breaking stop motion animation.
Khanzhonkov worked as a consultant in the post-revolutionary Goskino until he was banned from cinema in 1926.
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