Danchenko, Volodymyr [Данченко, Володимир; Dančenko], b 21 April 1914 in Mariupol, d 17 December 1967 in Lviv. Dramatic actor known for his heroic roles; father of Serhii Danchenko. In 1933–7 he studied at the Kyiv Institute of Theater Arts. From 1931 to 1933 and after 1937 he worked in the Zankovetska Theater, which was then in Zaporizhia; he moved with it to Lviv in 1944, where it became the Lviv Ukrainian Drama Theater. Among his main roles were Corrado in P. Giacometti’s La famiglia Lercari, Yaroslav in Oleksander Levada’s Favst i smert’ (Faust and Death), and Lukash in Lesia Ukrainka’s Lisova pisnia (The Forest Song).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]