July Meytus was born in January 28, 1903 in Elisavetgrad. In 1919 he finished musical
school of H.Neygauz in the class of piano, in the 1931 - Kharkov Musical-Theatrical
Institute in the class of composition. In 1919-20 - he was a pianist in the First Cavalry
Army. In 1923-24 - he was the leader in Kharkov Opera Theatre and the manager of the
musical part of Proletcult theatre. From 1926 - in creative work. The National Actor of
Ukraine (1973). The winner of the State Prize USSR (1951). He is awarded by two orders of
Labor Red Banner and medals. He died in April 2, 1997 in Kiev.