In Moscow on 102-m to year of life died a famous Russian actor Vladimir Zeldin. As reported by RIA “Novosti”, the artist died in scientific research Institute of emergency care named Sklifosovsky. Until the last days of life Zeldin played in the theater, participated in TV programs and conducted recitals.
The reference service of medical institutions TASS reported that the actor died Monday, October 31, at 9:00. Actor’s wife Ivetta Kapralova confirmed to the radio station “Moscow speaking” the death of Vladimir Zeldin. It is noted that the previous doctors of the research Institute, it was decided to connect it to the ventilator.
According to the wife of the artist, within three weeks Zeldin received treatment in a military hospital, and on 29 October he was transferred to the Sklifosovsky research Institute.
Vladimir Zeldin mentioned in the Guinness Book of records as the world’s only a stage actor, appeared on stage at 100 years of age. It enters the troupe of the Central academic theatre of the Russian army.
And in the movie he was remembered to spectators on films “the Legend of the Siberian land”, “carnival night”, “the taming of the shrew”, “Uncle Vanya”, “31 June”, “Ten little Indians”. He also starred in the television series and even children’s “Yeralash”.
Vladimir Zeldin was born in 1915 in tsarist Russia, his childhood and youth fell on the years of the revolution and the NEP, the youth fell on the Great Patriotic war. He is known for his film Ivan pyreva “swineherd and shepherd”, which was filmed in 1941. In 1945 Zeldin was invited to the Central theater of the red army. During his long creative career, he played dozens of roles on stage and screen. The actor starred in more than 40 films, among them “the Legend of the Siberian land” (1947), “carnival night” (1956), “Uncle Vanya” (1970), “the Princess and the pea” (1976), “Thirty-first of June” (1978).
In 1975, Zeldin received the title of people’s artist of the USSR. He was thrice awarded the order of red banner of Labor, and was also awarded the order of Friendship, full cavalier of the order “For merits before Fatherland” (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015). Actor – laureate of the USSR State prize and RF government prize in the field of culture, he was also awarded the prize of the festival “Kinotavr”, Stanislavsky Fund, “crystal Turandot” and “Golden mask”. In the list of his theatrical works a special place was occupied by the popular Comedy of Lope de VEGA’s “dancing Master”, in which Zeldin has played over 1000 times.
And his latest, the 101st birthday in February 2016 Zeldin celebrated on stage participating in the play “the Dancing master” the Central academic theatre of the Russian army, where he served for 71 years. This piece was written specially for the jubilee of Vladimir Zeldin.
In August last year, the artist underwent surgery after hip fracture, but recovered quickly and already in October returned to work. The repertoire Zeldin until the last days of life were four performances. Three of them – “once upon a time”, “Man of La Mancha” and “the Dancing master” – he played on the stage of Theatre of the Russian army, and “uncle’s dream” at the theatre “Modern”.