Fate was cruel to them.
Fame, success and recognition – values are changeable and unstable, and the representatives of the acting profession Fortuna is especially cruel. Yesterday, the idols of millions of viewers often end my days in solitude and oblivion, being without a livelihood, without the help and support of friends, colleagues and fans. Such a fate will not pass even the most famous and successful actors.
Vladimir Ivashov has glorified a major role in the film “Ballad of a soldier”, in 1960-1970s, his name was known to every spectator in the USSR. Since the 1980s, it became increasingly rare to appear on the screens, and soon all were left without roles in the movie. From the theater he was dismissed for redundancy. Fans could not believe their eyes when she met her idol in the subway in a uniform Builder. To provide for his family, he really had to get to the construction site as a simple worker. So the actor broke down in health, he had an ulcer, and in 1995 he died.
Sergey Filippov was called “the king of the episode”: it was filmed primarily in the roles of the second plan, but created such memorable images that were incredibly popular and loved by the audience. Why are only the Swedish Ambassador in the film “Ivan Vasilyevich changes a profession” and lecturer of “Carnival night”! However, he didn’t like his grotesque characters – it is often identified with his heroes and offered serious dramatic roles. Filippov became withdrawn and irritable, stopped to chat with friends. The first wife of the actor emigrated to America, taking with him his son. His second marriage too was not happy. Last years the actor spent in loneliness and serious illness – he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and he suffered from severe headaches. His body was found in the apartment only 2 weeks after death.
On account of Nikolai Parfyonov was more than 130 film roles. He is remembered by the audience for the films “Seven old men and a girl”, “Sincerely yours”, “Afonya”. In 1960-1980-ies, he was one of the most sought-after actors. But in the later years of the actor during the inflation of 1992, he lost all his savings and lived in absolute poverty. Adoptive children and grandchildren did all the valuables and furniture, leaving the old man alone without a livelihood. In 1999, the actor died.
Films with the participation of Alexei Smirnov became classics of Soviet cinema: “Striped flight”, “Wedding in Malinovka”, “go To fight some old people”, “Operation y and other Shurik’s adventures”. The star of the movie he was already in middle age before that Smirnov was a war and conquered the stage. All his life Alexei Smirnov was alone and until the end of days lived in a communal apartment with her mother. In 1978, the actor suffered a heart attack. Within six months, which he spent in the hospital, visited him only a former colleague and close friend of Leonid Bykov. And soon the Director was tragically killed in a car accident. Upon learning of the death of a friend, the actor took to the bottle. And soon began complications caused by ischemic heart disease. At the age of 59 years, Alexey Smirnov passed away. For a long time in his grave, no one went. Overgrown grass, found her just by chance 25 years later.
Georgy Vitsin was one of the most popular actors of the Soviet cinema, largely thanks to the famous Comedy Gaidai. A few of the spectators were not even aware of the fact that the actor who was used to seeing on screen in comic roles, in real life was very humble and reserved person, but with age they have become worse. The actor avoided contact with fans and strangers, refused to offer assistance, led a reclusive lifestyle. And since the last time he almost starred, was in extremely difficult financial conditions. The actor did not take the money even when the Union of cinematographers gave it to him in the hospital. And this despite the fact that he was seriously ill and lived from hand to mouth. According to neighbors, the street Vitsin went out only to feed the pigeons and stray dogs. In 2001, the actor passed away.