Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

• The tests that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

July 13 would be fulfilled 95 years of famous film and theater actor, People's Artist of the USSR Mikhail Pugovkin, but 10 years is not among the dead. He lived a long and eventful life events, played in more than 100 films, won nationwide popularity and recognition, but its share has dropped a lot of testing. Spectators are not even aware of what it was worth a dashing dance "Wedding in Malinovka", and as he were given other comedic roles.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

Actor in his youth

Michael Pugovkin was born in 1923 into a poor rural family. The school was far from home, and the parents were in need of constant help with the housework, so Michael graduated only 3 class. After his mother was seriously ill, the family moved in with relatives in Moscow - only it was possible to do the surgery. The boy was only 13 years old, and it will not take a job, then he added a pair of years in the documents and got a factory apprentice electrician.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

After work he was doing so, he brought a real pleasure - played in the drama club. Once he saw the stage director of the Moscow Drama Theater, directed by Fyodor Kaverin and invited the 16-year-old actor to the secondary structure of their company. Thus began a theatrical career Pugovkina.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

Scene from the movie * * Ships Storm the Bastions, 1953

The actor's film debut took place in 1940, shooting his second film ended June 22, 1941, the day when the war began. And on June 24 the actor volunteered for the front. He served as a scout in the 1147th Rifle Regiment. In October 1942, Pugovkin was seriously wounded in the leg, gangrene, amputation was a high probability. In Fortunately, this has been avoided, but in the future bad leg gave him a lot of trouble and create problems on the set. After being wounded Pugovkina komissovali. After returning home, he joined the Moscow Drama Theater, and then became a student of the Moscow Art Theater School. However, there is an actor and did not finish my studies - in the second year, was expelled for academic failure.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

A scene from the movie * Wedding in the Robin *, 1967C 1960 Pugovkin decided to complete theatrical activities and to devote himself to cinema. Most of his films - comedies, in which he was battered, usually a supporting actor. But he turned them into real masterpieces, thus deserved the people's love and glory, no less than the actors who performed in these films starring.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

Michael Pugovkin in the film * Wedding in the Robin * 1967

Audiences are used to seeing it on the screen resilient and cheerful, though often similar roles were given to him is not easy. For example, in the movie "Wedding in Malinovka" he had famously danced. Dance, comedy named "vtustep" (from the English. Dance name "two steps") on the screen lasted only a minute, and he had to learn a half months. Pugovkin danced so that none of the crew was not aware of his heavy front-line injury. The fact that he got the role of the second plan, the actor did not regret: "Little role requires the actor's excellent response, flexibility, ability to lightning and fully express all that requires intent. For example, the role of artillery in Yashka "Wedding in Malinovka" consisted of only two episodes: the scene with boots and dance "vtustep". But it was interesting and fun to build Yashkin character! ".

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

Michael Pugovkin in the film * Barbara, beauty, long braid * 1969

At the shooting situation, there are cases that cost and mental strength, and the artist's health. For example, while working on the film "Sports Lottery-82" Pugovkin heavily burned. His third wife told me: "kettle in hotels were not, water heated large kettle, and Alexandra Nikolaevna accidentally knocked at her husband bidonchik half-liter of boiling water. All Alushta brought Pugovkin sea buckthorn oil and other healing folk remedies. " After that the actor walked with a cane and even asked the director to replace him on the set. And on the set of "12 chairs" Pugovkin bad cold when chopping chairs in the cold wind. As a result, he earned sciatica. All these problems only knew his family - the actor was not used to complain about the difficulties. Even disability Pugovkin issued only in the early 1990s. - before that he did not tell anyone about what had happened to him during the war.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

Michael Pugovkin in the film * Ivan Vasilievich * 1973

In 1991, he passed away the second wife of Michael Pugovkina singer Alexander Lukyanchenko, with whom he lived for 32 years. The daughter of actor told me: "Dad could not come to terms with her departure, he fell into a depression." After that he went to the shooting in Yalta and stayed in the Crimea - did not return to Moscow, where everything reminded him of his ex-wife. After some time he had met in Yalta administrator "SoyuzConcert" Irina Lavrov, who became his third wife and stayed with him until his last days.

Trials that befell the famous actor Mikhail Pugovkin

The actor with his third wife

In recent years, Michael Pugovkin seriously ill. He had diabetes, asthma, angina and atherosclerosis. Shortly after the 85-year anniversary of the actor suffered a heart attack, and then refused to go to hospital. His health rapidly deteriorated. July 25, 2008, he suffered a mini stroke, then the heart of the actor stopped.