Date of Birth: 09/02/1926
Place of birth: Moscow
September 2 "Winnie the Pooh" and "Tevye the Milkman" would have turned 75 years old
Soft and warm voice of this man was familiar with the childhood favorite cartoon characters, many still say it. It is a pity that he will never be able to present their own unique tone next scenic or cinematic image. September 2 great Russian actor Yevgeny Pavlovich Leonov would have turned 75 years old. Alas, he lived only 70.
On this day it is remembered with love and respect, and the audience, and colleagues and friends. He has been thoroughly worked - in the Drama Theater of Stanislavsky, Mayakovsky, in Lenkom. He starred in such well-known filmmakers like Danelia, Michael Schweitzer, Vitaly Melnikov, Mark Zakharov.
Mark Zakharov, artistic director of the theater "Lenkom", says Yevgeny Leonov became popular after the movie "The Belarusian Railway Station". "Here he made a cast in a new condition, - said Mark Zakharov -. He said he is not himself, for it was a whole community of the Russian people, not too lucky, not too happy, but good, fun, and most importantly - the family."
It`s hard to believe now, that the drama acting career in Eugene Pavlovich began with the role: Lariosik in Bulgakov`s famous play "Days of Turbin." This role, he received from the hands of the legendary MAT "cousin of Zhitomir" - Michael Yanshina, who put in the theater of Stanislavsky this performance. EP Leonov worked in the theater for 30 years.
In recent years, Leonov worked in the popular Moscow theater - Lenk, where he played Chekhov`s Ivanov, the leader in "Optimistic Tragedy" and his last role - Teve- milkman in "memorial prayer." "This role has acquired the character of a farewell, and commandments - says Mark Zakharov, director of the play -. He died, going to this show, and shocked the audience did not return tickets kassuteatra with candles a few hours they stood at the entrance to the theater .... Losing him was a terrible, tragic blow, it is aroused in us the idea of ??the happy moments that gave Moscow Lena, Russian theater and cinema actor of the Great Russian. "
Now lenkomovtsy on vacation, and they will celebrate the anniversary of his great colleagues 22 September, when after Yevgeny Leonov they will show the performance, his last premiere of "Jester Balakirev". On the same day it will open a memorial plaque on the house on Frunze Embankment, where he lived the great Russian actor Yevgeny Leonov.