Oleg Nikolayevich Yefremov was a Soviet/Russian actor and Moscow Art Theatre producer. People's Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labour.
In 1949 he graduated from Moscow Art Theatre School-Studio and became an actor and later a producer of the Central Children Theater, started teaching at School-Studio by himself.
Oleg Yefremov debuted as a film actor in the melodrama The First Echelon in 1955. Since then he was regularly into filming, and his every appearance on screen turned to be a real event for millions of spectators. Some of his most remarkable roles are those in the films The Quick and the Dead, melodrama Three Poplars in Plyushcikha, Shine, Shine, My Star, comedies Aybolit-66, and Beware of the Car.
In 1956, having gathered around himself students and graduates of the School-Studio, both his coevals and pupils, Oleg Yefremov organized the Studio of Young Actors