The Rostov circus, which hosted the last tour Oleg Popov, the people bring flowers. "The sun clown", as everyone called him, died the night before. Oleg Popov was 86 years old. And almost 60 of them he spent on the circus arena.
The world famous "the sun clown", as it is lovingly called the audience, managed to give only 2 views so close to his character the name "Let there always be sunshine!". Oleg Popov died in the circus hotel, where the thought of a forthcoming performance. The debut of Oleg Popov as a clown clowns took place 65 years ago. He worked under the legendary "Pencil" - Mikhail Rumyantsev. Sunny colors of yellow hair, wide striped pants and a plaid cap. The graduate school of circus arts, Oleg Popov invariably used in their rooms all learnt: juggling, which began circus career, eccentric, juggling, physical Comedy, parody and even acrobatics. In 1991 Oleg Popov went to Germany. For almost a quarter of a century has provided its legendary and brand new rooms almost all the best circuses in the world. Many of his jokes, such as "Sleep on the wire" and "Ray," became a classic of world circus.
In 2015, for the first time after his departure he returned to Russia. In 2015, the same at the international festival of circus arts "Master" held in Sochi Oleg Popov was awarded a richly deserved title of "the Legend of the circus." The audience gave a standing ovation. And always funny and always a happy clown cried and promised to come to Russia on tour. And here I am. Has acted in St.-Petersburg and Saratov, where he made his debut in the distant 1951. Managed to give 2 performances in Rostov-on-don.
Show Oleg Popova in Rostov-on-don still held. The artists will change its name to "the memory of the legend." Farewell to Oleg Popov will be held in Rostov circus on 7 November.
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