Yuri Nikulin was born on December 18, 1921 in the city of Demidov. His family was closely associated with the theater: father Vladimir Andreevich studied law, and upon returning from the army he got a job as an actor in the theater, his mother Lidia Ivanovna was also a theater actress. It is noteworthy that Yuri’s parents were known in the city precisely as comedian actors, which greatly influenced the future fate of the boy.
When Yuri was four years old, his family moved to Moscow. Father got a job as a correspondent in two local newspapers and began to compose reprises for the theater and the circus. Vladimir Andreevich often took his son with him to the circus, where the five-year-old Jura was inspired by an atmosphere of joy and fun. It was then that the future artist got the idea to amuse people, causing smiles on their faces. He led the life of an ordinary Soviet boy, spent a lot of time with friends, and sometimes got into fights. Continue reading
Kate Hudson is an American actress who became famous after the release of the movie “Almost Famous,” and then confirmed her professional solvency by her roles in the films “How to Get Away a Guy in 10 Days” and “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend”.
Kate was born in Los Angeles in a famous family. Father Bill Hudson was the musician of the legendary band The Hudson Brothers, and mother Goldie Hawn is an incredibly successful actress. The family also raised a three-year-old elder brother Kate, whose name was Oliver. Continue reading
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