Star of Soviet cinema did not live a week before his birthday. Nina Arkhipova was the oldest actress of theatre of Satire, where may 1 was to be held the evening on the occasion of its 95th anniversary.
Sad news came on Sunday evening. On April 24, became a famous actress, people’s artist of Russia Nina Arkhipova. About the death of Nina Nikolaevna has informed journalists at the Satire theatre, where she served many years and was one of the representatives of the older generation of actors. Nina Arkhipova only a few days did not live to see his 95th birthday. May 1 in the theatre was preparing to celebrate this solemn event the evening to celebrate the oldest artist. But that these plans should be reconsidered, became known three days ago, when the stars of the Soviet cinema has deteriorated sharply, and took her in the carriage “ambulance” to the Botkin hospital. The doctors decided to put Nina Arkhipova in the intensive care unit, where she died.
Parting with Nina Arkhipova will be held in the theater of Satire, most likely, on Wednesday, April 27. According to the Director of the theatre, Mamed Agayev, bury famous actress at Kuntsevo cemetery in the capital, where a few years ago, the earth would bury the body of her husband, actor Georgy Menglet.
People’s artist of the RSFSR Nina Arkhipova was born in Omsk on may 1, 1921. Soon the family moved to Moscow. At the age of 24 she graduated from drama school named after Schukin in Moscow. From 1943 to 1951 she worked in the Vakhtangov Theatre, then moved to the Theatre of satire, where he worked until his very last days. Nina Arkhipova was the leading actress of the theatre. On its account more than hundred theatrical roles.
Her work in plays by Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, Filippo, Mayakovsky, Katayev, Pogodina won the hearts of millions of fans of the actress. Among their favorite characters, embodied by on stage, Nina Arkhipova called Princess Aprilio in “Magic rings of Almanzora”, Hesione Hasty in “the House of broken hearts”, Erzsi in “Rise and Shine”, where she played together with her husband George Menglet, Yvette pottier in “Mother Courage and her children” and Grandma in “Eight loving women” is her last work in the theater.
To the public, Nina Arkhipova memorable roles in Nikita Mikhalkov’s film “Burnt by the sun”, paintings by Boris Barnet (“the Generous summer”), Rolan Bykov (“Telegram”) and many others.