Andrei Aleksandrovich Mironov (surname at birth - Menaker; March 7, 1941, Moscow - August 16, 1987, Riga) - Soviet theater and film actor, entertainer. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1980). Andrei Mironov was born on March 7, 1941 in Moscow, in the Grauerman Maternity Hospital, in the family of famous pop artists Alexander Semenovich Menaker and Maria Vladimirovna Mironova. The child was born on March 7, but the parents indicated the date of birth on March 8 . Parents even performed a reprise on the topic of this date: “Andrey is a gift to women on Women's Day on March 8”. In 1948, Andrei Menaker went to the first class of the 170th male school in Moscow. Since the end of the 1940s, the anti-cosmopolitan campaign was launched in the USSR, which had an anti-Semitic character, as a result of which Andrei’s parents decided to change his son’s name from father to mother, and he was already in the third class, being Andrei Mironov. According to the recollections of his mother, in childhood, Andrew was not fond of anything, at one time he collected stamps, then he quit. Almost every summer, he rested with his parents at the Pestove Art Theater Holiday House. Andrei maintained a warm relationship with his half-brother Kirill Laskari. Their favorite entertainment was to depict jazz bands - Cyril played the piano, and Andrew on kitchen utensils. The first attempt to play in a movie (in the film “Sadko”) took place in the summer of 1952. The attempt was unsuccessful - selected to play in the crowd, Andrei was rejected by director Alexander Ptushko, who saw Andrei wearing a shirt under his costume. In the seventh grade Mironov made his debut on the school scene. Andrei played the role of von Krause in the play "Russian People" by Konstantin Simonov. In the ninth grade, he enrolled in a school drama school, and later in the studio at the Central Children's Theater. In the summer of 1958, Andrei Mironov graduated from school and entered the School named after Boris Schukin at the Theater. Vakhtangov. In 1960, Mironov received a role in his first film - "And if this is love?" Directed by Yuli Raizman.