Became people's artist of USSR Alexey Batalov. Actor, Director, theatre Manager died in hospital, which ended up with a fracture. According to doctors, in the dream the heart has stopped. Alexey was 88 years old.
Spoke of himself with incredible humility and humor. Intelligence, draughty in every word. Even in the earliest childhood memories of how the parents settled in a small room behind the stage, and about his first steps on the stage.
Moral tuning fork for a whole generation. At the meetings with the audience, even the faces of the people in the room shone. No one, as Batalov, never talked about the heroes of the great Patriotic war. Just and penetrating. I recalled as a teenager during the war, played with adult actors before the wounded in the hospital.
Moments experienced in the war, returned to Batalov life. Gave him a lesson about human relations - about what real love is. He passed then into their roles. Batalov gratefully remembered those who came to their house: Bulgakov, Olesha directed by Heifits, operator Urusevskogo, who directed "the cranes are Flying". The most popular character Batalov - gosh.
To America for the Oscars in 1981 when the picture was recognized the best foreign language film, Batalov does not have. And this actor was treated with humor. He was always selective. Roles are not many, but each of you in memory: from the Soviet workers to Chekhov's characters. The actor also has directorial experience. After graduation "the Overcoat" he has set the tale itself it played. Without an understudy. "Hedgehog in the fog" - a favorite tale for children and a light parable for adults Batalov announced. After Hedgehog Yuri Norstein offered to sell voice Batalov in pharmacies as providing a therapeutic effect.
Today morning Alexey Vladimirovich did not. He slipped away in the night, on 89-m to year of life. The last 5 months spent in the hospital. But time Batalov will never end.
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