Soviet actor and Director, star of “the headless Horseman” and “Moscow, my love” Oleg vidov died Tuesday, may 16, in the US, on 74-m to year of life.
“Oleg vidov, beloved husband, father, friend, died today in Westlake village, California, of complications from cancer diseases”, – told RIA “Novosti” his wife Joan Borsten.
Honored artist of the RSFSR in the Visible was born in 1943. He graduated from the school for working youth, started working at fourteen years. Debuted in 1960, the year the film “my Friend, Kolka!”.
On account of Oleg vidov about fifty paintings. Cult status for his role of Maurice Gerald in Soviet-Cuban film based on the novel by Mayne Reid “the headless Horseman”. He became a Bear in the first film adaptation of “Ordinary miracle” by Eugene Schwartz, played in “the Tale of Tsar Saltan”, “Gentlemen of fortune”, “the Legend about tile”.
In 1983 he traveled to Yugoslavia, where he starred in several films and television series. For some time he lived in Austria and Italy. In September 1985 went to the United States, where in 1989 he married Joan Borsten and created with her company Films by Jove, which is connected with the scandalous history of purchase “for a song” the rights to hire outside the former Soviet Union more than 1200 tapes “Soyuzmultfilm”, reminiscent of “the Russian newspaper”. In the US, he starred in many Hollywood, his partners on the set were Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Red heat”), Kevin Kosner (“Thirteen days”), Jackie Chan (“First strike”).
Also Oleg vidov was one of the founders and leaders of the Rehabilitation center in Malibu, specializing in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.