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WISE PROSTAK OLEG ANOFRIEV

Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly incredible – in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what distinguished him from many. Nature gave him a wonderful voice, which almost everyone knows in our country. As a rule, his stage or song hero is a simple, ordinary guy, he is always “ours”, familiar, seen somewhere, possibly living among us. Oleg Anofriev called him “my wise simpleton.”

Military childhood of Oleg Anofriev
However, the “simpleton” is not so simple. The future actor, singer and composer Oleg Anofriev, a hereditary Muscovite by birth, was born in Gelendzhik on July 20, 1930. As he himself joked, by mistake. The fact is that his dad, the head physician of one of the largest Moscow factories, was sent to the sanatorium for the summer and took his family with him. The four of them left south, and the five of them returned. Anofriev had two more brothers from his mother’s first marriage.

Oleg Andreevich recalled that his mother was very beautiful and talented, because the singer Oleg Anofriev allowed herself to go to the theater school at the age of 17, without asking her father. And when she happily returned and said that she would be an artist and admitted to the theater school, her father put her under lock and key. After leaving school, his mother was married to clerk Maxim Anufriev (later Oleg Andreevich changed the letter in his surname). After many years, the mother of our hero nevertheless broke up with her first husband and married his younger brother, who had loved her all these years. Oleg’s surprising musicality from her mother: she sang in the choir and often took her youngest son to rehearsal.

In childhood, Anofriev, like other wartime boys, chased the ball in cramped courtyards, was pretty mischievous, dreamed of escaping to the front and fighting the Nazis, like older brothers. Oleg’s father, on the eve of World War II, was sent by a military doctor to the Far Eastern Front. Soon Oleg’s older brothers appeared at the front. In 1939, the middle one was called up – Sergey, and in 1941 the elder, Vladimir, left as a volunteer. He died near Novorossiysk. Years later, Oleg Anofriev dedicated the song “White Triangle” to him. The middle brother, Sergei, was wounded on the Karelian Isthmus, was surrounded. He was unconscious when the Finns took him to the singer Oleg Anofrievplen, where he spent several years. Only in 1944 the family received news from him: “Alive, well, can I add anything to this?” Oleg Anofriev remembered this line for his whole life. When Sergey returned home, he immediately ended up in the camp for being captured. Later, Sergei Anofriev was rehabilitated, but he died, as soon as he exceeded fifty.

Until October 1941, Oleg and his mother remained in the capital, then they were sent to evacuate to Sverdlovsk. At this time, the father was commissioned. Having found his wife and son in Sverdlovsk, Andrei Sergeyevich took them to Moscow.

The eternal boyish game of war almost turned into a tragedy for Oleg Anofriev. In April 1942, he found a grenade on the street and began to take it apart. The result is an explosion that crippled the arm of an 11-year-old boy. In all respects, the brush had to be amputated. But, fortunately, on this day my father came for a visit. Surgeons who operated on the boy, heeded the request of a colleague, and for three months waged a struggle to save their hands. Subsequently, due to this injury, he managed to enter the theater school with great difficulty.

Anofriev-Terkin
Oleg Anofriev dreamed of becoming an actor from an early age. From the sixth grade, singer Oleg Anofrievon participated in the school drama circle. And already he got an acting profession at the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio, which he graduated in 1954. Creative life began with work at the Central Children’s Theater, where Oleg was distributed. His first work on stage was a small role in the performance of Oleg Efremov’s “Imaginary Sick.”

Then there was the Mossovet Theater, where the first serious theatrical debut of Oleg Anofriev took place – the role of Vasily Terkin in the performance of the same name. His success at home and abroad depended largely on the convincing game of the protagonist.

One of the Sofia newspapers expressed the opinion about the actor’s work: “Performed by the actor Oleg Anofriev Anofrieva, not only Tvardovsky’s poems come to life, but hidden features of human charm become visible. You are the people, you are the immense Russian soul, its most sublime impulses are contained in you. You are crystal clear, like a Russian song, elusive and unique, like the sounds of a harmonium that has come to life in your hands. ” Terkin became the national hero of Bulgaria, and the city of Russ awarded Oleg Anofriev the title of honorary citizen.

Movie Hero Oleg Anofriev
Later there were other roles, but … Gradually, the leading role in the life of Oleg Anofriev began to take on cinema. He attracted Anofriev even after graduating from a theater school. His first work was the film “The Secret of Beauty”, in which he played the dude of the 1950s.

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