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Vsevolod Safonov

Vsevolod Safonov was born on April 9, 1926 in Moscow, in an intelligent family. His twin brother died a day after birth. The father died very early, the boy never saw him. Educated mom. Childhood was poor and hungry. The family lived in a tiny two-room apartment with a large private garden on the outskirts of the capital, on Surikova Street in the village of Sokol. As a child, Sevushka (as his mother called him with love) dreamed of becoming a pilot. When the Great Patriotic War began, Vsevolod was fifteen years old. He dreamed of getting to the front and entered the aviation technical school, which he graduated from at the end of the war, in 1945, but not in flight, but in technical. I was eager to put into practice all the acquired knowledge and to contribute to the defeat of the German fascist invaders. But, to the great disappointment of a young specialist, the medical commission did not allow him to military service for health reasons. Overnight, all Safonov’s dreams collapsed and what to do next, the young man did not know. A friend suggested that he go with him to the entrance exams at the drama school. Vsevolod reacted to this idea without much enthusiasm, but still decided to try his hand and, not really having learned a single work, brilliantly withstood a difficult exam and was accepted. In 1949 he graduated from the Higher Theater School named after BV Shchukin (artistic director of the course - Anna Alekseevna Orochko) [5] in Moscow, immediately after which he was noticed by the founder and artistic director of the Moscow State Chamber Theater Alexander Yakovlevich Tairov and was invited to work in his the troupe. Since 1950, after the closure of the Tairov Chamber Theater, he served in the Moscow Academic Theater of Satire. In 1952, he received a very responsible job in the Dramatic Theater of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (in the GDR), where the best young Soviet actors were sent on creative missions. There were three or four performances per day to play in the theater, and the troupe was constantly moving from the garrison to the garrison. She gave numerous concerts throughout Germany, played patriotic performances to support the military spirit of our soldiers. While working in the GDR, Vsevolod learned German and spoke fluently in it. After returning to the Soviet Union in 1955, he was accepted into the troupe of the Theater actor’s studio at the Lenfilm film studio in Leningrad and began to actively act in Soviet cinema. Since 1958, he served in the Studio Theater actor in Moscow. The first main role of Vsevolod Safonov in the movie was the role of Lieutenant Yuri Kerzhentsev in the military feature film “Soldiers” (1956), directed by Alexander Ivanov, which brought the actor the first fame. Real fame Safonov brought detective tape "The case of" colorful "(1958), directed by Nikolai Dostal, where the actor played the role of police lieutenant Sergei Korshunov, investigator MUR. The actor received All-Union fame in 1970 after entering the country's cinema screens of the drama directed by Andrei Smirnov "Belorussky Station", in which Safonov played the role of Soviet journalist Alexei Kiryushin, a former front-line soldier. Vsevolod Safonov died on July 6, 1992 at the age of sixty-six years after a long illness (the actor suffered from oncological disease). He was buried at the Khovansky cemetery in Moscow.

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