Biography Lyudmila Gurchenko

Lyudmila Gurchenko is an actress and singer who has managed for many years to become a true symbol of the Soviet and Russian variety art. In her creative career there were many well-known hits, popular motion pictures and memorable images.
That is why many years after leaving the stage, everyone also remembers and loves millions of viewers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, and also some other states of the former Soviet Union.

The early years, childhood and the family of Lyudmila Gurchenko

Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko was born on November 12, 1935 in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov. Before the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the parents of our today's heroine worked in the Kharkiv Regional Philharmonic Society. My father played the accordion, and my mother sang, often appearing on stage with her husband. That is why since childhood Ludmila has always had the opportunity to join the art.
Her parents often took her with them to concerts and performances, and therefore the future celebrity spent most of her childhood behind the scenes.
After the outbreak of hostilities, Ludmila Gurchenko’s father went to war, even though he was unfit for military service. His family remained in Kharkov. After the city was liberated by the Red Army, our heroine for the first time went to school (a bit late).
Lyudmila Gurchenko in her youthLyudmila Gurchenko in her youth
A year later, little Luda also began to attend classes at the Beethoven Kharkiv Music School. It is quite remarkable that already at that moment the future artist became quite famous in some districts of Kharkov. She often performed in front of veterans, and also traveled with speeches in military units.
Looking at the success of little Luda, many friends dreamed of seeing her as a singer, however, despite this, in 1953, our today's heroine chose a slightly different way in her life. After graduating from the standard Soviet “ten” and receiving a certificate of secondary education, Lyudmila Gurchenko moved to Moscow, where she applied for the acting faculty of VGIK. She was accepted.
That is why subsequently the talented Ukrainian began to learn from the best teachers of the USSR.
During her studies, the actress began to play in various student performances. Among her works, the best-known was the graduation performance “Keto and Kote”, which Lyudmila Gurchenko first showed herself as an actress and as a singer.

Star Trek of actress Lyudmila Gurchenko, filmography

Our today's heroine began to act in films in 1956. It was then that Lyudmila performed the roles in her first films “The Road of Truth”, “The Heart Beats Again”. Especially successful and popular was the picture of Eldar Ryazanov's “Carnival Night”.
Lyudmila Gurchenko No, my dear
In this film, the girl played a major role, thanks to which she instantly became the darling of the Soviet public. In addition, the song “Five Minutes” performed by her became a real hit, which later became for many years ahead one of the symbols of the New Year.
Following the first star picture on the screens of the USSR another well-known tape with the participation of Lyudmila Gurchenko appeared - “The Girl with the Guitar”. The musical film was a great success. And the compositions performed by our today's heroine and other characters of the tape were even released on a separate disc.
Thus, the talented Ukrainian-Russian actress has become a real star. However, due to the specifics of the Soviet cinema, the material situation of the actress still remained disastrous. That is why at one point, Lyudmila began to participate in the so-called acting "hacks". She spoke to the audience. But not for long.
The reason for the suddenly broken concerts was a real persecution, which was staged by the actress of Soviet journalism. Gurchenko was accused of a "capitalist approach to art", and therefore at some point the actress suddenly began to lose the audience.
Despite this, our today's heroine continued to act in films. Her bright and original roles, as well as a myriad of melodious songs at some point put everything in its place. Gurchenko gained confidence in herself and her abilities. And because new films with her participation began to go out regularly.
Among the best films of Lyudmila Markovna, mention should be made of the paintings “The Straw Hat”, “The Balzaminov's Marriage”, “A Step Towards”, “The Ideal Husband”, “The Station for Two”, “Love and Pigeons”, as well as some other films.
Lyudmila Gurchenko, last interview, video and funeral.
In parallel with the work in film, the actress also played in the theater. Over the years, she was a regular actress of the troupe of the Theater Studio of the film actor, the Moscow Theater "Sovremennik", as well as a regular participant in the performances of the pop and theater association The State Concert. Occasionally, our today's heroine also performed at the Anton Chekhov Theater, the Moscow Academic Satire Theater and on several other stages.
As for musical success, there were also a lot of them in the celebrity career. Gurchenko often performed with concerts, and also released several musical records. Over the years, she performed together with such artists as Boris Moiseev, Toto Kutuno, the group Umaturman and some other musicians.
Concluding the speech about the work of the actress, we note that Lyudmila Gurchenko also worked in different years as a composer, writer and director (the film “Motley Twilight”).
For her enormous contribution to the development of Soviet art, Lyudmila Gurchenko was awarded a huge number of awards. She was Honored, and then People's Artist of the RSFSR and the USSR,the holder of the order is the People's Ambassador of Ukraine, the Order for Services to the Fatherland (second, third and fourth degree), the awards “Nika”, the “Golden Gramophone”, and many other awards. Star Trek Ludmila Markovna broke only with her death.

Death of Lyudmila Gurchenko, cause of death

In February of 2011, Lyudmila Gurchenko slipped at the entrance and broke her hip. She underwent a difficult operation, after which the health of an elderly woman was greatly shaken. At the end of March of the same year, the singer began new health problems. Some time later, Lyudmila Markovna was found dead. The cause of death was pulmonary embolism.
Lyudmila Gurchenko broke her hip shortly before her deathLyudmila Gurchenko broke her hip shortly before her death
After the death, many statesmen expressed their condolences to the family of the actress. Celebrity plaques have been unveiled in Ukraine and Russia.

The personal life of Lyudmila Gurchenko

In the life of our heroine today there were six men. At different times, she was tied up with director Vasily Ordynsky, screenwriter Boris Andronikashvili, actor Alexander Fadeyev, singer Iosif Kobzon, musician Konstantin Cooperways, and producer Sergey Senin.
Gurchenko has a daughter, Maria Koroleva (Andronikashvili), as well as a granddaughter. Mark Korolev - the eldest grandson of the singer - died at the age of sixteen from a drug overdose.

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