From the people's love to forget: the tragic fate of the brilliant comedian Sergey Filippov
• From the people's love to forget: the tragic fate of the brilliant comedian Sergey Filippov
The question of whether there is life on Mars has long passed into the category of rhetorical and heroes whose images are embodied on the screen Sergei Filippov became national favorites. Even the occasional appearance in the film of this brilliant actor became a real event. At the peak of popularity Filippov bathed in the rays of national fame, lived in a big way, but fortune was merciless, and to him the last years, the actor spent in oblivion and isolation from the outside world, suffering from serious illnesses, poverty and abandonment.
Sergei Filippov as a Cossack in the movie "Oleko Dundich", 1958. Still from the film
Artistic talent manifested Sergei Filippov in his youth he enthusiastically went to a dance club, handed high hopes and even dreamed to go to the Moscow Ballet School. Before the start of the school year so there were circumstances that school at the Bolshoi, he did not have time to apply for, and came to Leningrad, had time for exams only circus school. Sergey was a wonderful dancer, worked in a corps de ballet of the Theater of Operetta, after graduation, was admitted to the troupe of the Opera and Ballet Theater, but spoke briefly: during one of his performances actor lost consciousness, the doctors named the cause - a heart attack provoked by constant malnutrition, overload and emotional experiences. The path to the ballet of Sergei Filippov was closed, so he began to look yourself in another incarnation.
Filippova soon noticed director Nikolai Akimov, praised the actor's comedic talent, offered him a stake in the Comedy Theater. This event was a momentous Sergei Filippov's fate: he was one of the highlights of the troupe of actors, the audience waited for his appearance on the scene and laughed till you drop. Philip was in his place, and soon it began to turn film directors with suggestions about the shooting. Before the war, Filippov has starred in such films as "For the Soviet Motherland", "Vyborg Side," "Yakov Sverdlov" and others. Even cameo actor win back so that they are remembered by the viewer. Working in film did not stop during the war or after the war. The audience loved sincerely Filippova, it recognized on the streets, literally did not give passage. A real high point for the actor was the film "Tiger Girl", "Carnival Night", "The Girl with no address."
It is not easy, and there was the actor's personal life: first marriage to dancer Alevtina Gorinovich lasted 10 years, the second - with children's writer Antonina Golubeva - almost until his death. From the first marriage of Sergei Filippov he had a son, Yuri, the only child of the actor, who subsequently chose for himself the career of an artist than a frustrated father. Antonina Golubeva relationship was complex: it was his much older, very ugly, and, according to George (as he repeatedly said in an interview), held the marriage blackmail, threatened Sergei that can tell a lot about his frivolous political views that easily would ruin his career. Filippov called second wife mullet, comparing with a small fish with bulging eyes. Happiness in this marriage was not, but it lasted 40 years.
Zoe Fedorov and Sergei Filippov in the film "The Girl Without an Address," 1957
Another landmark event in the artistic life Filippova began shooting in the "Twelve chairs". Playing the role of Kisa Vorobyaninov Filippov suffered from severe headaches, but I tried to give up a backup and play on their own, learning the role, even though it was given with great difficulty. Before voicing film Filippov was taken to hospital unconscious on the street. It turned out that the actor benign tumor, surgery was difficult, doctors had to remove part of the skull bones. But Philip did not give up, having a course of rehabilitation, he has completed work on the painting.
The last years of life were spent in Filippova oblivion. Many years of addiction to alcohol shattered health, inability to save money for a rainy day, led to the fact that the actor was left with nothing. Golubev gradually sold off all the valuables that were in the house, not a trace remained of the former luxury. He was clearly embarrassed his position, stopped to chat with friends, trying not to cause even the ambulance home. In the last month of life headaches became unbearable again, Filippov was hospitalized, but doctors were powerless, the actor was diagnosed oncology. Buried actor on the money collected from the Leningrad actors own savings Filippov left. Son, who lived at that time in America, visited the grave of his father only a few years later.
Sergei Filippov. Ivan Vasilievich, the frame of the movie
Sergei Filippov - People's Artist of the RSFSR