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Lyudmila Gurchenko: Google Doodle celebrates Soviet and Russian actress’s 86th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates the 86th birthday of well known Soviet and Russian actress, singer and entertainer Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко), People’s Artist of the USSR, on November 12, 2021.

Who was Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко)?

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Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко)

Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko (born Gurchenkov) (Людмила Марковна Гурченко) was born on November 12, in Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR (presently Ukraine) to musician parents who encouraged her ability since early on. Lyudmila Gurchenko was a famous actress in the Soviet Union during the 1950s – 1980s, she was most popular for Carnival in Moscow (1956), Five Evenings (1979), and Siberiade (1979).

Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко) spent a part of her childhood with her mother during the time of the German occupation of the USSR in her native city, while her dad joined the military and, along with his concert brigade, survived the war.

Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко) moved to Moscow, selecting the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. At age 21, in the wake of featuring in Eldar Ryazanov’s 1956 directorial debut, the musical Carnival Night, Gurchenko overnight accomplished acclaim as well as celebrity status.

Lyudmila Gurchenko studied acting at the VGIK (Soviet State Institute for CInema), graduating from the class of Sergey Gerasimov in 1956. That same year she shot to prominence in the Soviet Union, after delivering a stellar performance as singer Lenochka Krylova in Carnival in Moscow (1956), by director Eldar Ryazanov.

Lyudmila Gurchenko’s film partners were such Russian stars, as Oleg Borisov, Sergei Shakurov, Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Basilashvili, Mikhail Boyarskiy, Igor Ilyinsky, Yuriy Nikulin, Armen Jigarhanian, Oleg Tabakov, Stanislav Lubshin, Andrey Mironov, and Aleksandr Mikhaylov among others.

Lyudmila Gurchenko was married five times and had one daughter with her first husband, Boris Andronikashvili. She died of an aspiratory disappointment on 30 March 2011, at age 75, and was let go in Moscow, Russia.

During the 1970s, Lyudmila Gurchenko featured in a few movies, which, albeit just decently successful, helped exhibit her dramatic ability.

In 1979, Lyudmila Gurchenko landed a role in director Andrei Konchalovsky’s Siberiade and 1982 in Station for Two, once again by Eldar Ryazanov, who by then had become one of the USSR’s generally well known and prolific directors. The role of forty-something waitress Vera in this contacting film became her long-awaited comeback as a superstar of Soviet film. Along these lines, she featured in Vladimir Menshov’s Love and Pigeons, among numerous different films and TV shows.

Lyudmila Gurchenko’s multifaceted ability was perceived in many events. She got the title of People’s Artist of the USSR, the highest honor that could be offered to a musical artist, in 1983. She carried a leading role in The Burn ( 1988) with Director Gennady Glagoliev and Director of Photography Igor Chepusov.

Lyudmila Gurchenko (Людмила Гурченко) composed a book about her life during the German occupation in Kharkiv and about her life at the start of her Acting Career.

In 2010, Lyudmila Gurchenko was awarded an Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”, second Class (she got the fourth Class of a similar Order in 2000 and the 3d Class in 2005), one of the highest civil decorations in post-Soviet Russia (with third and second Degree Orders having been awarded to very few incredibly recognized people, and the First Degree Order being ostensibly held by a serving President of Russia). At 70 years old, she performed and went to galas.

On November 12, 2021, Google featured a Doodle on its homepage for celebrating Lyudmila Gurchenko’s 86th birthday.

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