The future icon of Soviet cinema Lyubov Petrovna Orlova was born in 1902 in a family of nobles. Her father, who served in the military, had several awards from the sovereign. Evgenia Sukhotina, mother Orlova, came from an old family of a nobleman, a member of the State Council and cavalry general Nikolai Sukhotin, who served as the head of the Nikolaev Military Academy and was related to the writer and Count Leo Tolstoy. Lyubov Orlova kept the work of Tolstoy, “The Caucasian Captive.” The book was signed and donated by little Orlova by the writer herself.
A frequent guest at the Orlovs’ house in Zvenigorod near Moscow was Fedor Chaliapin. Once, when he saw a home performance with the participation of the younger Orlova, he prophesied real acting fame for the girl, advising his relatives to develop the talent of the young actress in a theater studio. Continue reading
Sir Norman Joseph Wizdom (born Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, February 4, 1915, London – October 4, 2010, Isle of Man) is an English comedian. Also known as a composer, producer and screenwriter.
Born February 4, 1915. His father was a cockney taxi driver. The father was a drunkard-brawler, divorcing, in 1924 drove his nine-year-old son into the street. Norman wandered, lived with his guardians for a while. Then he was hired as a servant to the captain of a merchant ship. He worked as a porter and a miner. In 1930 (at age 15), the hussar became a drummer in the Tenth Royal Regiment. Together with the regiment he was in India. In India, learned to play the trumpet and clarinet. At the same time, he became the champion of the Indian contingent of the British army in boxing in feather weight. Continue reading
Born Jean Raul Robert, he was born in 1930 in Paris into a Breton family. He studied at the Nantes Conservatory, and then at the Drama Center and the Higher National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. His classmates were Claude Risch, Jean-Pierre Mariel and Jean-Paul Belmondo.
On the theatrical stage, Rochefort – since 1949. He worked in many theaters, including the troupe of the National Folk Theater. The actor’s film debut took place in 1958.
Rochefort became a famous actor in 1962 – after the movie of Philippe de Brock “Cartouche”. And Rochefort developed this success in 1965, playing in the next picture of de Brock, “The misfortunes of the Chinese in China.” Continue reading