Westminster School, Little Dean's Yard, Great Smith St, Westminster, London SW1P 3PF, UK
University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Oleg Kerensky (January 9, 1930 - July 9, 1993) was a ballet critic and broadcaster.
He was born in London on 9 January 1930. He was the grandson of Alexander Kerensky, head of the Russian Provisional Government in 1917. He attended Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, and was a treasurer and Librarian of the Oxford Union. He became the ballet critic for the Daily Mail from 1957 to 1971, for the New Statesman from 1968 to 1978, for the International Herald Tribune from 1971 to 1978. He is the author of Ballet Scene (1970), Anna Pavlova (1973), The New British Drama (1977), The Guinness Guide to Ballet (1981).
In 1983 Oleg Kerensky is delighted to play the role of his grandfather Alexander in the film Reds, next to Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, who also directed and produced the film.
In 1988 Oleg Kerensky learns that he is HIV positive and knows from now on that he will have his life cut short. On July 9, 1993, Oleg Olegovich Kerensky, aged 63, dies of AIDS. He is fully awake when he dies. He is cremated and his ashes are returned to his cousins in England, for internment in the family plot in Putney Vale. A memorial service is held in London. The Times publishes a three column obituary on Oleg. He loved to travel, yet he never managed to visit Russia, the homeland of his grandfather.
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