Theater and film actress Nina Urgant today celebrates its 90th anniversary
• film and theater actress Nina Urgant today marks the 90th anniversary of
September 4 marks the 90th anniversary of the famous film and stage actress, People's Artist of the RSFSR Nina Urgant. For 40 years, she lives alone, but next to it are the most expensive men in her life - the son and grandson of Andrei Ivanov, who are continuing the artistic dynasty. It would seem that her fate has been very successful, but in recent years the actress too many reasons to be sad ...
She was born in 1929 in Leningrad region, in the city of Lugo, who was close to the Estonian border. Her father, too, had Estonian roots - hence the name Urgant. When war broke out, father and older brother went to the front, and 12-year-old Nina once some strange woman said: "Pray, children's prayers are bound to be heard." She prayed for their return, and her prayers were answered. After the war, the family moved to Leningrad - where Nina and was fascinated by the theater.
learned in the Academy of Theater Arts, Nina Urgant worked for a year on the distribution of the theater in Yaroslavl, and then returned to Leningrad and settled in "Lenkom". However, the large role the director George Tovstonogov she initially did not trust. It was only after she played Olya in his debut film "Tiger Girl", he believed in her talent and made the leading actress of the theater. Nina Urgant itself admitted that all she does in this movie, it was more from fear, as the leading lady Lyudmila Kasatkina, meanwhile, accused the operator that he takes no greater love her, and Urgant!
Then Nina Urgant began playing 30 performances a month, every year, came out a few movies with her participation. Already in the early 1960s. she received the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Then she went to the Alexandrinsky Theater, which performed on stage for more than 50 years, becoming its living legend. Occupation was always for it in the foreground, and the main love was the theater all his life. Perhaps that is why her marriage 3 and disbanded - after years, the actress confessed that she was not cut out for the family. Son of Nina Urgant and her first husband Leo Milindera grew up in the theater, about 2 years he spent in a boarding school - parents separated, and her mother was constantly busy with rehearsals and filming.
And son Andrew, and grandson, Ivan walked in her footsteps. Both grew up in the actor's environment, finished high school theater and other ways and could not imagine. So Nina Urgant became the founder of the famous artistic dynasty, all of whom have achieved considerable professional success. Andrey Urgant began in the theater, and in the 1990s. He tried his hand at an entertainer on stage and as a presenter on television. TV presenter began and Ivan Urgant. However, he has not given up an acting career - acts on stage and in films.
In the 1970s. a new wave of success came to Nina Urgant - after she played a nurse Paradise in the movie "The Belarusian Railway Station". In this case, initially for the role management "Mosfilm" approved Inna Makarova, but director Andrei Smirnov defended the candidacy of Nina Urgant. Time has shown that he was right - when the actress sang a song by Bulat Okudzhava about the commando battalion, to cry all its partners in the set - and then the audience. In 1974, Nina Urgant was awarded the title of People's Artist of the RSFSR.
In the new century it filmography replenished only five works, and after 2008, Nina Urgant in the movie was not filming - the roles she was offered, it was not satisfied. "I played a lot of roles, but these did not play and will not play in my life. Otherwise, what will tell veterans that my "Belarusian railway station" Remember how I look them in the eye? "- he explained the actress.
In recent years, the actress life is difficult - it is progressing Parkinson's disease. She is very difficult to live with it, because she still feels young and full of energy, but the body does not listen to her anymore. Mother trying to surround it with the utmost care and attention, often visit. The actress said that the grandson of Ivan, whom she is very proud, gives it an incentive to life. And he, in turn, confesses that he feels to her grandmother great love and tenderness: "Between us there is some incredible relationship that I have with anyone else. And she with anyone. "
Nina Urgant no regrets about how there was her life, does not complain about destiny - it is sad only that he could not deal with the coming of old age: "Hope that I will get better, no longer ... I was the bad think, remember names, dates, quickly get tired. And the worst thing - do anything about it can not ... The doctors prescribed me pills, but nothing helps. It gets worse and worse every day. I do not want to be a burden to their families. How hard for me to realize all this, because I have always been strong, but now ... I hate old age. In my heart I'm young, I wish all the same. I want to be strong, but I feel that the forces leave me. "
Nina Urgant with his son Andrew and his grandson Ivan | Photo: kino-teatr.ru
One can only wish the beloved actress years and once again thank you for the role played in the theater and the legendary Soviet films!