Honored Artist of the RSFSR (August 14, 1957). People's Artist of the RSFSR (01/17/1966). People's Artist of the USSR (08.08.1984). Since childhood, he had a great temperament, an enviable stubbornness, a desire to engage in interesting things. All plans confused war. Member of the Great Patriotic War. Even before graduating from the Odessa State Theater School (1948), he was invited to work at the Odessa Theater of the Soviet Army. The young artist is noticed and invited to become an actor in the Odessa Russian Drama Theater named after A. Ivanov (1948-1951), then an actor in the Kemerovo Regional Drama Theater named after A. Lunacharsky (1951-1958), and finally - an actor in the Gorky Regional Drama Theater. Gorky Theater (1958-1968).