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Lioudmila Gourtchenko is a Actor Russe born on 12 november 1935 at Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Lioudmila Gourtchenko

Lioudmila Gourtchenko
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Birth name Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko
Nationality Russie
Birth 12 november 1935 at Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Death 30 march 2011 (at 75 years) at Moscow (Russie)
Awards People's Artist of the USSR

Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko (Russian: Людмила Марковна Гурченко, Ukrainian: Людмила Марківна Гурченко Lyudmyla Markivna Hurchenko, informal – Lyusia, 12 November 1935 – 30 March 2011) was a popular Soviet and Ukrainian actress, singer and entertainer.


Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko was born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR in 1935 to Mark Gavrilovich Gurchenko (1898–1973) and Yelena Aleksandrovna Simonova-Gurchenko (1917–1999). Before World War II they lived in a single room apartment on the ground floor at Mordvynivsky Lane #17. At that time, her parents worked at the Kharkiv Philharmonic Society. Mark Gurchenko was known to play the bayan (Ukrainian accordion). Lyudmila spent a part of her childhood with her mom during the time of the German occupation of Ukraine in her native city, while her father joined the army and, together with his concert brigade, survived the war. After the liberation of Kharkiv, Lyudmila auditioned for the local Beethoven Music School, where she performed the song About Vitya Cherevichkin with gestures, after which she was accepted as an acting student.

She moved to Moscow, enrolling in the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. At age 21, after starring in Eldar Ryazanov's 1956 directorial debut, the musical Carnival Night, Gurchenko overnight achieved fame as well as celebrity status. Throughout the next two years she toured the entire country with her Carnival Night-inspired musical numbers, attracting crowds of fans.

The Soviet cultural establishment, however, deemed her style too western and too out of line with Soviet standards. She was accused of receiving wages above State-set levels as compensation for her shows. She became the target of highly critical articles in several influential Soviet periodicals, including Tap Dance to the Left (Чечетка налево, Komsomolskaya Pravda, 1957, [1]) and Dositheos Morals (Досифеевские нравы, Ogonyok, 1958, [2], devoted to her financial wrongdoing and her alleged lack of patriotism. The year of 1958 saw the release of another musical with Lyudmila, Girl with a Guitar, shot mostly before these articles were published. The musical was not recommended for wide distribution and was a box-office flop.

In the mid 1970s, Gurchenko starred in several films, which, although only moderately successful, helped showcase her dramatic talent. In 1979 she landed a role in director Andrei Konchalovsky's Siberiade and in 1982 in Station for Two, once again by Eldar Ryazanov, who by then had become one of the USSR's most popular and prolific directors. The role of forty-something waitress Vera in this touching film became her long-awaited comeback as a superstar of Soviet film. Subsequently, she starred in Vladimir Menshov's Love and Doves, among many other movies and TV shows. Her multifaceted talent was recognized on many occasions. She received the title of People's Artist of the USSR, the highest honour that could be bestowed to a musical artist, in 1983.. She carried a leading role in The Burn (Ожог - 1988) with Director Gennady Glagoliev and Director of Photography Igor Chepusov.

In 2010, she was awarded an Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd Class (she received the 4th Class of the same Order in 2000 and the 3d Class in 2005), one of the highest civil decorations in post-Soviet Russia (with 3rd and 2nd Degree Orders having been awarded to very few extremely distinguished individuals, and the 1st Degree Order being nominally held by a serving President of Russia). At the age of 70, she still performed and attended galas.

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Filmography of Lioudmila Gourtchenko (13 films)

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Station for Two, 2h21
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Oleg Basilashvili, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nonna Mordioukova, Eldar Riazanov, Mikhaïl Kononov
Roles Вера Нефёдова
Rating78% 3.941543.941543.941543.941543.94154
There are three main heroes in this movie: Vera, a waitress; Platon, a pianist; and... a train station where these two people met. The differences in the heroes’ characters and professions, the plight that Platon found himself in (he is to be arrested and undergo trial) trigger a host of both amusing and sad situations which serve as a backdrop for their unfolding love. Platon is innocent of the crime he is accused of. He simply took the blame for his wife’s driving over a pedestrian. But this is known only to Platon’s wife and Vera in whom he confided. However, after the verdict has been passed, Platon’s life is of no interest to his wife, although Vera is ready to wait for his release.
Siberiade (1980)
, 4h35
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Natalya Andrejchenko, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergueï Chakourov, Vitali Solomine, Pavel Kadochnikov, Lioudmila Gourtchenko
Roles Older Taya Solomina
Rating80% 4.0404054.0404054.0404054.0404054.040405
The small village of Yelan has lain hidden in the Siberian backwoods since time immemorial, Siberiade revolves around two families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, who live in Yelan and have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember. The Solomins were relatively wealthy and the Ustyuzhanins poor.
Twenty Days Without War, 1h41
Directed by Alexeï Guerman
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Yuri Nikulin, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Alexeï Petrenko, Lyusyena Ovchinnikova, Nikolai Grinko, Mikhaïl Kononov
Roles Nina
Rating78% 3.934563.934563.934563.934563.93456
The "Twenty Days Without War" film describes the life of Major Lopatin (actor Yuri Nikulin (1921-1997)), military journalist during World War II, who went to his hometown of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in Middle Asia at the end of 1942 to spend a 20-day leave following the Battle of Stalingrad and to see the shooting of a film based on his wartime articles he has written, and where he was romantically involved with woman, played by the talented actress Ludmila Gurchenko (1935-2011).
The Straw Hat, 2h7
Directed by Leonid Kvinikhidze
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Andreï Mironov, Zinovi Gerdt, Mikhaïl Kozakov, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Ekaterina Vassilieva, Alissa Freindlich
Rating71% 3.5825653.5825653.5825653.5825653.582565
The extravagant life of a charming rentier who thought nothing of consequences. But living on credit finally wakes him up, forcing to end his bachelor's life by marrying the daughter of a wealthy earl for her money. All goes well until a horse eats a certain straw hat, triggering a series of farcical vents interwoven with the marriage.
Crown of Russian Empire, or the Elusives Again
Directed by Edmond Keossaian
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Ivan Pereverzev, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Andrei Veit
Rating68% 3.4417553.4417553.4417553.4417553.441755
The Elusive Avengers, a posse of young Red Partisans, including Valerka, a former schoolboy, Yashka, a devil-may-care gypsy, and two orphan siblings, Danka and his sister Ksanka, become Cheka agents after successfully stealing the map in The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers. They wish to abandon their service and study in a university, but the young Soviet Republic needs them again. A group of White emigres, influenced by a scheming French politician, Monsieur Duc, wants to crown a new Tsar in Paris. Two obvious frauds compete for the Russian throne in exile, but they want to be crowned with the real Crown of the Russian emperors!
Carnival Night, 1h18
Directed by Eldar Riazanov
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Carnaval, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Igor Ilinski, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Vladimir Zeldin, Sergey Nikolayevich Filippov, Tamara Nossova, Inna Oulianova
Roles Lena Krylova
Rating75% 3.7863053.7863053.7863053.7863053.786305
It is New Year's Eve and the employees of an Economics Institute are ready with their annual New Year's entertainment program. It includes a lot of dancing and singing, jazz band performance and even magic tricks. Suddenly, an announcement is made that a new director has been appointed and that he is arriving shortly. Comrade Ogurtsov arrives in time to review and disapprove of the scheduled entertainment. To him, holiday fun has a different meaning. He imagines speakers reading annual reports to show the Institute's progress over the year, and, perhaps, a bit of serious music, something from the Classics, played by the Veterans' Orchestra.
Cinq soirées
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Lioudmila Gourtchenko
Roles Tamara Vasilyevna

Le film, qui est situé en 1958, est scindé en cinq parties séparées par un carton d'annonce.
Vzyat Tarantinu, 5h23
Directed by Roman Romanovich Kachanov
Actors Bohdan Stupka, Lioudmila Gourtchenko, Angelina Chernova
Rating69% 3.496993.496993.496993.496993.49699
The film revolves around the story of a group of very wealthy Kalmyks Russian who are attempting to steal a new Quentin Tarantino film (Tarantino was portrayed by actor Yegor Barinov) before it is officially released. They plan on showing the unseen film at their children's wedding.