Meritorious Artist of the RF, the State Prize LaureateA director, actor and scriptwriter Alexander Arkadyevich Belinsky was born on 5 April 1928 in Leningrad.In 1944 he entered Department of Theatre History of GITIS. Later went to Leningrad and entered Directing Department of the Leningrad Theatre Institute, which he finished in 1950, making his debut with the performance of “The Third Year Student” by A. Borozina on the stage of the V. F . Komissarzhevskaya Drama Theatre.He staged 193 performances on TV and at Moscow and Leningrad – Saint-Petersburg theatres.In 1988 Alexander Belinsky staged at the Vakhtangov Theatre the play “Glass of Water” by E. Skrib – it was a benefit performance of Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev, marking his 60th birthday. In the performance took part Yuliya Borisova, Lyudmila Maksakova, Olga Chipovskaya, Maksim Sukhanov, etc.Belinsky also prepared a celebration evening for the anniversary of the Vakhtangov Theatre.In 1961-1985 Alexander Belinsky worked as a production director at the Leningrad Television; he staged 112 performances and telefilms, regardless of “Goluboy ogonyok” and “Kabachok 13 stulyev” editions.During his work at the Cherkasov Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography, the associate professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Alexander Belinsky trained such students as E. Safonova, T. Kuznetsova, K. Vorobyev, etc.He headed the Saint Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy from 1995 till 2002.