Smakov, Gennady, 1940[?]-1988. Draft, notes for biography of Marius Petipa
Gennady Smakov, scholar, translator and author, died at the age of 48 in 1988 in the United States. He was born in the U.S.S.R., educated at Leningrad State University, and became a lecturer at the Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema. He emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1975. He wrote articles about theater and dance for American periodicals and was the author of two books, Baryshnikov:From Russia to the West, 1981, and The Great Russian Dancers, 1984. He was working on a biography of Marius Petipa when he died.