Nikolai Karachentsov worked for almost 40 years at Lenkom (now the Moscow State Theater Lenkom Mark Zakharov). World fame brought him the role of Count Rezanov in the rock opera Juno and Avos. Films with the participation of Karachentsov were popular among domestic viewers: “The Elder Son”, “The Adventures of Electronics”, “The Man from the Capuchin Boulevard”. And the actor also learned to play the guitar with Vladimir Vysotsky and played tennis with Boris Yeltsin.
Anastasia Vertinskaya became a famous actress when she was only 15 years old. She became famous for her roles in the films Scarlet Sails and Amphibian Man. Already at the age of 18, Vertinskaya was invited to the troupe of the Moscow Drama Theater. A.S. Pushkin. She starred in the films of Mikhail Kozakov, Georgy Danelia, Sergei Bondarchuk, played in the Moscow Art Theater and Sovremennik. Vertinskaya became known not only in the USSR, but also abroad, where she was considered the “Soviet Vivien Leigh”.
Yuri Petrovich Kugach was born in 1917 in Suzdal.
In 1936 he graduated from the Moscow Fine Art School in memory of 1905. He studied under N. P. Krymov and K. F. Morozov. In 1942 he graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute, in the same place in 1945 postgraduate studies with S. V. Gerasimov, N. K. Maksimov, I. E. Grabar.
Director Andrey Konchalovsky has made more than 30 films in Russia and abroad, staged several operas on famous world stages and four major Chekhov plays at the Theater. Moscow City Council. His wife, actress Yulia Vysotskaya, participated in many of these projects. Konchalovsky’s paintings “House of Fools”, “Paradise” and “Dear Comrades!” were nominated for an Oscar, and his cooking show Eating at Home! became one of the long-livers on Russian television.
Since childhood, Valentina Telichkina dreamed of becoming an actress, and she began acting in films already in her third year at VGIK. She became famous thanks to her role in the film by Sergei Gerasimov “Journalist”, and then played in the films of Leonid Gaidai, Mark Zakharov, Nikita Mikhalkov. Telichkina often starred in episodes and even received an award for “creating the images of contemporaries in the cinema.” Among the heroines of the actress were simple Soviet women – saleswomen, teachers, villagers. And in 2009, Valentina Telichkina was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia.
Alexander Shirvindt graduated from the Theater School. Shchukin, and then began to teach there. He played on the leading stages of the country, staged performances himself and wrote scripts for them. For more than 20 years he was the permanent artistic director of the Theater of Satire. In the cinema, the artist starred in famous Soviet directors – Eldar Ryazanov, Mark Zakharov and Viktor Buturlin. Shirvindt became famous after the release of the film “Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!”, where he played a friend of the protagonist.
Since childhood, Elina Bystritskaya dreamed of becoming an actress. But before entering the theater institute, she served in a military hospital, graduated from an obstetric school and one course at the Faculty of Philology. Later, Bystritskaya played dozens of roles in the theater and cinema, but she became famous for the role of the Cossack woman Aksinya in the film adaptation of the novel The Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov.