Naum Borisovich Birman was a Soviet director of theater and cinema, screenwriter. Cavalier of the Order of Friendship of Peoples. He worked as an actor and director in the Leningrad theaters, director of the productions of Arkady Raikin. He was buried at the Memorial Cemetery in Komarovo near Leningrad. First wife Emilia Popova, actress of Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater. Son Anatoly Popov, actor. Since the second marriage there is a son Boris.