Honoured artist of the RF, Professor A.I.Borisov was born 29 September, 1911 in Moscow. In 1937 graduated from the Schukin Drama School. Worked in the Vakhtangov on 1937-1986, since 1958 – a professor and a n artistic director of 5 courses. He played a great number of roles – peasants, servants, alcoholics, guardians, jews, Red Army men, kings and others. He brought up such famous actors as A.Mironov, M.Vertinskaya, B.Chmelnitskiy, V.Sharykina, V.Lepko, N.Volkov, Y.Volyntsev, O.Yakovleva, Y.Steblova, V.Malyavina, N.Seleznyova, V.Zozulin, G.Yatskina, O.Barnet, M.Vaskov, Y.Ivochkina and many others. He died 11 September, 1986.