Love Orlova (1902-1975) - People's Artist of the USSR, known to the audience for the films "Circus", "Volga-Volga", "Russian Souvenir".
Born Love of Orlova, whose filmographythere are only eighteen films, on February 11, 1902 in the city of Zvenigorod. The mother of the future artist Yevgeny Sukhotin came from Tula and even was a distant relative of Count Leo Tolstoy. Grandmother of a girl in her youth was a maid of honor at the sister of the emperor of Russia.
Father Lyuba - Peter Orlov, although it was an ordinaryan official in the military chancery, but personally was acquainted with Chaliapin, and even occasionally performed with him romances when they were staying together at a dacha near Sobinov. Often Chaliapin was a guest and the Orlovs. Once, when Lyubov was only seven years old, she performed to Chaliapin a role from the fairy tale "Repka". The guest liked the game of the girl so much that he took her in his arms and said that she would be a wonderful actress.
In childhood, Orlova met with Leo Tolstoy. A well-known writer gave the girl his book "The Prisoner of the Caucasus" with a dedication inscription. This book Love Orlova, movies with which later instantly became megapopular in the USSR, carefully stored under the glass for many years.
Not all childhood in the biography of the actress, toUnfortunately, they were cloudless and happy. The girl's father was an avid gambler. He lost in the cards not only all the property of the family, but also three estates, which brought the main income to the family. Left without a livelihood, the family for some time moved to a small house in Zvenigorod, which belonged to the beloved mother. Orlova attended a gymnasium in Moscow, her parents, having lost their last money, went to live with their aunt in the city of Voskresensk, located in the suburbs. In the gymnasium, Lyubov studied music, attended classes on playing the piano. As a result, the girl began to play piano perfectly and for some time even worked part time at the cinema as a tamer.
In 1926, the girl went to work in the theaterthe name of Stanislavsky chorus. Later in the same theater, they take her into the corps de ballet. The first role of Luba was Gercilia in the operetta of Nemirovich-Danchenko "Daughter of Ango". In this role, Orlova needed to pronounce only three phrases on the stage. Because of its agreeable nature, Lyubov Orlova (the filmography of the girl was quickly replenished with new roles) was liked by filmmakers as an actress. Soon she played a part in the play "Corneville Bells". Love was also moonlighting singing in front of the cinema shows in theaters.
Noticing the musical talents of Lubov Orlova,director Alexandrov invited her to the role in the film "Jolly Fellows". At that time the girl sang well, danced and moved. With Anyone signed an employment contract, according to which she was to perform the role of Anyuta in the picture. The amount of the fee was very modest, but Orlova wanted to become a movie actress so much that she was ready to play in the film for free. "Funny guys" did not like critics. Only thanks to the intervention of writer Maxim Gorky, the film was allowed to be released for hire. The picture received a lot of praise from the audience. Lubov Orlova became a well-known actress in the USSR. Now the roles in the films she was offered one after another.
In 1936 on the screens there was a film "Circus", inwhich first sounded the song "Wide is my native land." Orlova performed in it the role of an American Marion Dixon, who came to the USSR with a circus on tour. At the International Exhibition in Paris, the film received the highest award. "Volga-Volga" is a comedy directed by Alexandrov, in which the main role, the postman of Arrows, was performed by Lyubov Orlova. The filmography of the actress after the movie "Volga-Volga" was replenished with the tapes "Bright Path", "Artamonov's Case", "Spring" and others.
In the films Orlova sang, danced, playedpianist, performed acrobatic numbers. To look good on the television screen, the actress already in those years resorted to plastic surgery. Well-groomed appearance, carefully selected wardrobe - something that always differed Love Orlov.
Biography: private life
Her first husband was Andrey Berzin. He was older than Lyuba for ten years, was in the party and worked as an agronomist in the People's Commissariat of Agriculture. Her husband moved the whole family of Orlovs from Moscow to their Moscow apartment. Berzin fiercely defended his ideas and served time first at the Tsar's hard labor, and then at Stalin's. He was arrested in 1929, and his fate remained unknown almost twenty years after that. It turned out that during these years he worked in Kazakhstan.
From 1932 to 1933 Lyubov Orlova lived in a civil marriage with a man from Austria named Franz.
The next chosen actress became directorGrigory Alexandrov. Orlova fell in love with him at first sight. The director at that time was already married. Feelings were mutual. Love and Gregory were married and lived together until the death of the actress in 1975.
Orlova Lyubov Petrovna: the filmography of the actress
In the USSR, a largenumber of different films. In what films has Lyubov Orlova played during the years of her work in film? The filmography of the actress includes the following films:
- In 1934, the paintings "St. Petersburg Nights", "Funny Guys", "Love Alena."
- In 1936 the film "The Circus".
- In 1937 the film "Our Circus".
- In 1938, the painting "Volga-Volga".
- In 1939, "Error engineer Cochin."
- In 1940 the film "The Light Way".
- In 1941, the "Battle Cinema Book No. 4" and the painting "The Artamonovs' Case".
- In 1943 the film "One".
- In 1947 the film "Spring".
- In 1949, "Meeting on the Elbe".
- In 1950, the painting "Mussorgsky."
- In 1952 the film "Composer Glinka".
- In 1960, the "Russian Souvenir".
- In 1963 the film "Melodies of Dunaevsky".
- In 1974, the painting "Starling and lyre."
Death of the actress
On the birthday of Alexandrov 23.01.1975 actress lost consciousness. Orlova discovered pancreatic cancer. Three days later, the actress died. The funeral was organized at the Novodevichy Cemetery. Many people came to lead Love in the last way.
Orlova is an actress whose destiny was full of trials, ups and downs. Despite life's difficulties, Love has reached unprecedented popularity in the Soviet Union.
Not only Love Orlova herself - biography, personallife, the filmography of the actress was also always the subject of conversations throughout the USSR. The politician and the housewife were discussing the actress with equal enthusiasm. Lubov Orlova is a laureate of the Stalin Prizes of the 1st degree in 1941 and 1950. In 1950, the actress received the title of People's Artist of the USSR.