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Vladimir Zeldin

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Vladimir Mikhailovich Zeldin Russian:Влади́мир Миха́йлович Зе́льдин; 10 February  1915 – 31 October 2016 was a Russian theatre and cinema actor and a centenarian


  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Honours and awards
  • 3 Selected filmography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Life and career

Zeldin was born in the town of Kozlov now Michurinsk In 1935, he graduated from the theatre college at the Mossovet Theatre and became its actor For over 60 years he has been working in the Russian Army Theatre, Moscow

Zeldin became an all-Union celebrity in 1941 starring in the comedy Svinarka i pastukh His other most famous works as a film actor include Skazanie o zemle sibirskoy 1947, Uchitel’ tantsev 1952, Karnavalnaya noch 1956, Dyadya Vanya 1970 and Desyat negrityat 1987

In February 2005 Zeldin celebrated his 90th birthday with the premiere of the musical Man of La Mancha translated into Russian where he still stars both as Don Quixote and Miguel de Cervantes

He was, as of 2014, the oldest living People's Artist of the USSR He turned 101 in 2016 He died on 31 October of that year He is buried in Moscow’s prestigious Novodevichy cemetery

Vladimir Zeldin´s only son from his first civil wife Lyudmila Martynova died of a gastric infection at the age of 18 months in 1941 Zeldin took care of his grave until his death

Honours and awards

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
    • 1st class 20 January 2015
    • 2nd class 10 February 2010 - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art, and many years of creative activity
    • 3rd class 10 February 2005 - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art, and many years of creative activity
    • 4th class 10 February 2000 - for outstanding contribution to the development of domestic theatrical art
  • Order of Friendship 21 June 1995 - for services to the state, achievements in work and significant contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour, three times 1968, 1980, 
  • People's Artist of the USSR 1975
  • People's Artist of the RSFSR 1959
  • Honoured Artist of the RSFSR
  • Gratitude "for outstanding creative achievement in musical theatre" National Festival "Musical Heart of Theatre" 2006
  • Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of culture 2008 - for the play "Man of La Mancha"
  • Stalin Prize, 2nd class 1951
  • Prize "for the honour and dignity" of the National Theatre Award Golden Mask 2010
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
  • Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
  • Medal "Veteran of Labour"

Selected filmography

  • They Met in Moscow Свинарка и пастух, 1941 as Musaib Gatyev
  • Ballad of Siberia Сказание о земле Сибирской, 1947 as Andrey
  • Carnival Night Карнавальная ночь, 1956 as Nikolayev, Tip Clown
  • Chronicle of Flaming Years Повесть пламенных лет, 1961 as Gribovsky
  • Uncle Vanya Дядя Ваня, 1970 as Professor Aleksandr V Serebryakov
  • 31 June 31 июня, 1978 as Meliot, king of Peradore / Mr Dimmock, chief advertising agency
  • Rafferty Рафферти, 1980 as US Senator Fellows
  • Victory Победа, 1984 as James F Byrnes
  • Ten Little Niggers Десять негритят, 1987 as Judge Lawrence Wargrave
  • Iskushenye B Искушение Б, 1990 as the Duke
  • Dandelion Wine Вино из одуванчиков, 1997 as Mr Spaulding


  1. ^ "Vladimir Zeldin" The New York Times 
  2. ^ Рыцарь образа:100 лет Владимиру Зельдину in Russian TASS 10 February 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015 
  3. ^ "World's oldest actor Vladimir Zeldin dies aged 101" theguardiancom Retrieved 9 November 2016 

External links

  • Vladimir Zeldin Russian Don Quixote
  • Biography in Russian
  • Vladimir Zeldin on IMDb

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