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Leonid Kmit

Picture of Leonid Kmit

Date of Birth: 09/03/1908

Age: 74

Place of birth: St. Petersburg

Citizenship: Russia

Background

He first studied in theater workshops (TEMASIL), and then, despite the stuttering, Alexei took the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts in the studio E.V.Chervyakova. By the time he threw for euphony last letter of his name and became Kmit. As for the name, according to the documents it was like Alexei, and stayed. But my friends used to call him Lenya. With this name he went to the cinema - in the credits and wrote Leonid Kmit. Therefore funny moments occurred. For example, when he came for a salary, the cashiers were at a loss - to whom to give it. But all this will come later ...

The first role. First marriage

In the movie, Leonid Kmit began acting in 1928. The first role he had played even a silent movie with the great Igor Ilyinsky. When talkies came, the few actors able to get used to the new art for them. Leonid Kmit terribly worried about it, but it bothered him in the first own stuttering. Whom he will need? Everything was decided unexpectedly easy. Once Kmit fell into a well, covered with snow, and then ceased to stutter.

In 1934, Leonid Kmit graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts. Then in the mid-thirties he met Alexandra, who worked in the circus, beat tap in the men`s tuxedo a la Marlene Dietrich and played the saxophone. She was not quite 16 years old when she gave birth to a daughter Inna Leonid.

But in the future of their family life did not work. They soon divorced, and Inna remained with his father. Subsequently, Alexander was arrested for "espionage". She died in prison at the age of 36 years.

Petka

National fame to the actor brought the role of orderly Petka in the legendary film "Chapaev". The film brothers Vassiliev came at a time when poetry was replaced by the Soviet screen drama, ideology began to speak it is not the language of the installation of avant-garde of the 1920s and kinoprozoy with elements of western, comedy and folk songs.

The first screening of the film took place in 1934 in Leningrad. After that, the picture demonstrated every day for two years in the best theaters of the city. In the 30 years of "Chapaev" broke all records for attendance. Copies tape lacked viewers besieged cinemas. the film was an incredible success. And to this day there are few paintings, which could in time cause the same excitement as the legendary "Chapaev". The extent of his popularity tells an old chronicle - "We`re all going to look Chapaev" - a banner carried the Red Army in the columns crowded demonstrations.

It is said that Stalin watched the movie more than thirty times. Not surprisingly, playing the main roles - Boris Babochkin and Leonid Kmit become truly national heroes. After the picture Kliment Voroshilov gave Kmit prestigious, albeit a very small apartment in a house on Gorky Street, opposite the store Eliseev.

In the future path of the actors who played the main role - Boris Babochkin (Chapaev), Leonid Kmita (Petka) and Barbara Myasnikov (Anka) - dispersed. However, they no longer filmed. But the trio firmly established in folklore and became the hero of numerous anecdotes. Leonid Kmita these jokes are extremely irritating. Actor earnestly consider their ideological diversion. Kmita widow Galina says that he is "terribly angry when when it started telling them, threw on the floor, that arm will fall."

Before the war,

In 1936, Leonid Kmit became an actor of the Central Theater of the Red Army. Here he worked until 1939. All these years, the actor starred in many movies. He played a major role in the adventure film "The commandant of the bird island", together with Igor Ilyinsky starred in the eccentric comedy "One day in the summer." In addition, they have played a small role in "The Baltic" paintings, "Error engineer Cochin" and others.

During WWII, Leonid Kmit worked as an actor military ensembles. He often spoke to the soldiers.

The second marriage

With his future second wife Galina Kmit Leonid met in one of the "Mosfilm" pavilions. She worked as an assistant director. Surprisingly, by the time Galina never looked so well-known film and the actor did not know anything.

Galina admits that she always liked men older than her. Not surprisingly, her twenty-year girl immediately drew forty handsome. The truth is their first meeting was somewhat unusual. She recalls: "In the corridors of the studio approached me Paul Kadochnikov and introduced me to his friend Leonid Kmit:" Here is our check mark ". Kmit threw me a look: "In the near future you will become my wife and me to give birth to a son." I was stunned by such a statement. " Then Leonid Galina invited to the theater. Spun novel ...

Their marriage was very difficult. Leonid Kmit proved incredibly jealous man. Galina Kmit says: "He was incredibly jealous. Othello compared to him an angel. Every day happened because of jealousy, God knows what. Now it is ridiculous to talk, and then it was hard. Incomprehensible, unreasonable jealousy that arises out of nothing. He was an excellent husband and father: swaddled, fed, watered daughter. He bathed her self, to grow some of their system. I buy the product. I do not drink or smoke. Best man is hard to imagine, if not maniacal zeal. I had to join the circle cutting and sewing in the House of Cinema, to somehow get out of the house ... "

In the end, Galina left her husband. It was the end of the 50s. At the same time they are not officially divorced - Leonid was categorically opposed. In 1959, Galina, in her own words, gave birth to the son of the famous actor Dennis Nikolai Gritsenko. However, he refused to recognize her son. Do you think that in this case, made jealous, Leonid? He adopted Denis! I gave him his name and his patronymic, although still not lived and she did not give a divorce with Galina.

Subsequent work in the movie

After the war, Leonid Kmit acted in films a lot. The older generation remembers the audience of the actor. Although such roles as Petka, he was no more, but he continued to be very popular. For example, in the film "To me, Mukhtar" (1964) played a positive Nikulin policeman and Leonid Kmit - negative. In addition, he played although not major, but notable role in this tale "Another Race" (1958), the drama "Mumu" (1959), historical-revolutionary film "Midshipman Panin" (1960) and other films. In addition, since 1957, Leonid Kmit worked in the studio theater actor.

On the popularity of the actor says such a fact. As he and his wife (at that time they were still together) came together in a circus. They came just as spectators. Suddenly, a leading suddenly announced to them that in the hall there is Leonid Kmit. The whole room immediately stood up and applauded standing favorite actor.

Yet over the years, his fame faded. Obstinate nature Kmita played a trick on him - filmmakers feared once again communicate with the controversial actor. And many of the actors have argued that it was not easy to work on a single set. Galina Kmit says: "When he was invited to appear, it is each director explains how best to remove this or that episode. It suffered Savchenko, Stolper, but not all. "

Not always Kmit and enjoyed the favor of the authorities. For example, say that the head of the Department of Cinematography of the USSR Ivan Bolshakov, it could not stand. He decided to take it out on an awkward actor during the celebration of the anniversary of another film. Then all the actors were awarded orders and Kmit Ivan G. decided to replace the order of a medal. When actor solemnly handed this award, Kmit launched it in Bolshakova with the words: "We Myadali vyadali". And he got away with it. The authorities were afraid to touch a popular favorite.

Epilogue

Leonid Kmit died in the early `80s. Galina Kmit became world-famous photojournalist. Her exhibitions were held and tested in many countries. She repeatedly married. Currently she is living alone.

Daughter of Leonid Kmita from his first marriage Inna Kmit became an actress. It was popular in the 50s. Among her most famous works - the main role in a lyrical comedy "She Loves You." Granddaughter - Yekaterina Kmit - also an actress ( "Gongofer", "For the fateful line").

Adopted son Denis Kmit after the Moscow Art Theatre School starred in the hit comedy, "Sports Lottery-82" (dude Pasha - fiance of Tanya, the main character of the film) .First role. first marriage

In the movie, Leonid Kmit began acting in 1928. The first role he had played even a silent movie with the great Igor Ilyinsky. When talkies came, the few actors able to get used to the new art for them. Leonid Kmit terribly worried about it, but it bothered him in the first own stuttering. Whom he will need? Everything was decided unexpectedly easy. Once Kmit fell into a well, covered with snow, and then ceased to stutter.

In 1934, Leonid Kmit graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts. Then in the mid-thirties he met Alexandra, who worked in the circus, beat tap in the men`s tuxedo a la Marlene Dietrich and played the saxophone. She was not quite 16 years old when she gave birth to a daughter Inna Leonid.

But in the future of their family life did not work. They soon divorced, and Inna remained with his father. Subsequently, Alexander was arrested for "espionage". She died in prison at the age of 36 years.

Petka

National fame to the actor brought the role of orderly Petka in the legendary film "Chapaev". The film brothers Vassiliev came at a time when poetry was replaced by the Soviet screen drama, ideology began to speak it is not the language of the installation of avant-garde of the 1920s and kinoprozoy with elements of western, comedy and folk songs.

The first screening of the film took place in 1934 in Leningrad. After that, the picture demonstrated every day for two years in the best theaters of the city. In the 30 years of "Chapaev" broke all records for attendance. Copies tape lacked viewers besieged cinemas. the film was an incredible success. And to this day there are few paintings, which could in time cause the same excitement as the legendary "Chapaev". The extent of his popularity tells an old chronicle - "We`re all going to look Chapaev" - a banner carried the Red Army in the columns crowded demonstrations.

It is said that Stalin watched the movie more than thirty times. Not surprisingly, playing the main roles - Boris Babochkin and Leonid Kmit become truly national heroes. After the picture Kliment Voroshilov gave Kmit prestigious, albeit a very small apartment in a house on Gorky Street, opposite the store Eliseev.

In the future path of the actors who played the main role - Boris Babochkin (Chapaev), Leonid Kmita (Petka) and Barbara Myasnikov (Anka) - dispersed. However, they no longer filmed. But the trio firmly established in folklore and became the hero of numerous anecdotes. Leonid Kmita these jokes are extremely irritating. Actor earnestly consider their ideological diversion. Kmita widow Galina says that he is "terribly angry when when it started telling them, threw on the floor, that arm will fall."

Before the war

In 1936, Leonid Kmit became an actor of the Central Theater of the Red Army. Here he worked until 1939. All these years, the actor starred in many movies. He played a major role in the adventure film "The commandant of the bird island", together with Igor Ilyinsky starred in the eccentric comedy "One day in the summer." In addition, they have played a small role in "The Baltic" paintings, "Error engineer Cochin" and others.

During WWII, Leonid Kmit worked as an actor military ensembles. He often spoke to the soldiers.

second marriage

With his future second wife Galina Kmit Leonid met in one of the "Mosfilm" pavilions. She worked as an assistant director. Surprisingly, by the time Galina never looked so well-known film and the actor did not know anything.

Galina admits that she always liked men older than her. It is not surprising that it has attracted twenty devushkusrazu forty handsome. The truth is their first meeting was somewhat unusual. She recalls: "In the corridors of the studio approached me Paul Kadochnikov and introduced me to his friend Leonid Kmit:" Here is our check mark ". Kmit threw me a look: "In the near future you will become my wife and me to give birth to a son." I was stunned by such a statement. " Then Leonid Galina invited to the theater. Spun novel ...

Their marriage was very difficult. Leonid Kmit proved incredibly jealous man. Galina Kmit says: "He was incredibly jealous. Othello compared to him an angel. Every day happened because of jealousy, God knows what. Now it is ridiculous to talk, and then it was hard. Incomprehensible, unreasonable jealousy that arises out of nothing. He was an excellent husband and father: swaddled, fed, watered daughter. He bathed her self, to grow some of their system. I buy the product. I do not drink or smoke. Best man is hard to imagine, if not maniacal zeal. I had to join the circle cutting and sewing in the House of Cinema, to somehow get out of the house ... "

In the end, Galina left her husband. It was the end of the 50s. At the same time they are not officially divorced - Leonid was categorically opposed. In 1959, Galina, in her own words, gave birth to the son of the famous actor Dennis Nikolai Gritsenko. However, he refused to recognize her son. Do you think that in this case, made jealous, Leonid? He adopted Denis! I gave him his name and his patronymic, although still not lived and she did not give a divorce with Galina.

Subsequent work in film

After the war, Leonid Kmit acted in films a lot. The older generation remembers the audience of the actor. Although such roles as Petka, he was no more, but he continued to be very popular. For example, in the film "To me, Mukhtar" (1964) played a positive Nikulin policeman and Leonid Kmit - negative. In addition, he played although not major, but notable role in this tale "Another Race" (1958), the drama "Mumu" (1959), historical-revolutionary film "Midshipman Panin" (1960) and other films. In addition, since 1957, Leonid Kmit worked in the studio theater actor.

On the popularity of the actor says such a fact. As he and his wife (at that time they were still together) came together in a circus. They came just as spectators. Suddenly, a leading suddenly announced to them that in the hall there is Leonid Kmit. The whole room immediately stood up and applauded standing favorite actor.

Yet over the years, his fame faded. Obstinate nature Kmita played a trick on him - filmmakers feared once again communicate with the controversial actor. And many of the actors have argued that it was not easy to work on a single set. Galina Kmit says: "When he was invited to appear, it is each director explains how best to remove this or that episode. It suffered Savchenko, Stolper, but not all. "

Not always Kmit and enjoyed the favor of the authorities. For example, say that the head of the Department of Cinematography of the USSR Ivan Bolshakov, it could not stand. He decided to take it out on an awkward actor during the celebration of the anniversary of another film. Then all the actors were awarded orders and Kmit Ivan G. decided to replace the order of a medal. When actor solemnly handed this award, Kmit launched it in Bolshakova with the words: "We Myadali vyadali". And he got away with it. The authorities were afraid to touch a popular favorite.

afterword

Leonid Kmit died in the early `80s. Galina Kmit became world-famous photojournalist. Her exhibitions were held and tested in many countries. She repeatedly married. Currently she is living alone.

Daughter of Leonid Kmita from his first marriage Inna Kmit became an actress. It was popular in the 50s. Among her most famous works - the main role in a lyrical comedy "She Loves You." Granddaughter - Yekaterina Kmit - also an actress ( "Gongofer", "For the fateful line").

Adopted son Denis Kmit after the Moscow Art Theatre School starred in the hit comedy, "Sports Lottery-82" (dude Pasha - fiance of Tanya, the main character of the film).