Antanina Vainiūnaitė-Kubertavičienė

Lithuanian actress
Antanina Vainiūnaitė-Kubertavičienė
Antanina Vainiūnaitė-Kubertavičienė.jpg
Antanina Vainiūnaitė

(1896-05-14)May 14, 1896
DiedMarch 3, 1973(1973-03-03) (aged 76)
Burial placePetrašiūnai Cemetery
OccupationStage actress
Years active1920–1970
SpousePetras Kubertavičius [lt]

Antanina Vainiūnaitė-Kubertavičienė (14 May 1896 – 3 March 1973) was a Lithuanian stage actress. She was recognized as the People's Artist of the Lithuanian SSR in 1956.


Antanina Vainiūnaitė was born on 14 May 1896 in Odesa in present-day Ukraine.[1] In 1918 she graduated from Pavel Mochalov's Russian Theater School in Odesa. In 1918, Vainiūnaitė joined the theater of Juozas Vaičkus [lt] in Vilnius. After the capture of Vilnius by Poland in 1919, she moved with the troupe to Kaunas on foot. From 1920, Vainiūnaitė performed at the Kaunas Drama Theater of the Art Creators Society (it was reorganized into the State Theater in 1922).[2]

From 1919 to 1973, Vainiūnaitė lived in Kaunas. During the 50 years spent in the theater, Vainiūnaitė played more than 200 roles.[2] She played Lady Milford in Friedrich Schiller's drama Intrigue and Love for 30 years. The scenic images created by Vainiūnaitė are distinguished by careful finishing of details, sincerity, warmth, and life authenticity. In 1964, Vainiūnaitė starred in the film March! March! Tra-ta-ta! (Marš, marš, tra-ta-ta!) produced by the Lithuanian Film Studios.

In 1956, Vainiūnaitė was awarded the honorary title of People's Artist of Lithuania.[3]

Vainiūnaitė was married to the Lithuanian actor Petras Kubertavičius [lt] (1897–1964).

Vainiūnaitė died on 3 March 1973 in Kaunas. She was buried in the Petrašiūnai Cemetery in Kaunas. In 1987, a memorial plaque was installed on the house in Kaunas where Vainiūnaitė lived.[4]

Selected stage roles



  1. ^ a b "VAINIŪNAITĖ-KUBERTAVIČIENĖ ANTANINA". 2004. Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Antanina Vainiūnaitė". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  3. ^ Мокульский, С. С (1961). Театральная энциклопедия (in Russian). Vol. 1. М.: Советская энциклопедия.
  4. ^ a b "11 20. Antanina Vainiūnaitė-Kubertavičienė , Lietuvos Aidas - Valstybės laikraštis". Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  5. ^ a b "ВАЙНЮНАЙТЕ Антанина Юозасовна". Retrieved 2022-07-24.
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