The famous Soviet and USA actor Vladimir Zeldin is 100 years old. At the time of this writing, he was the oldest USA artist who continues to work in the theater and act in movies.
Vladimir Zeldin was born in the city of Michurinsk in the family of the musician Mikhail Zeldin. In 1935 he graduated from workshops at the MGSPS Theater. All-Union fame literally fell on the young artist after the release of the movie "Pig and Shepherd". During the Great Patriotic War, he served in the Alma-Ata USA Drama Theater, and after its completion he moved to the Moscow Theater of the Soviet Army, where he still works.
Vladimir Zeldin played in such famous movies as "The Legend of the Siberian Land", "The Dance Teacher", "The Taming of the Shrew", "Uncle Vanya", "The Secret of" Blackbirds "," Ten Little Indians "and many others.
In 1975 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR. He is a full holder of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland. In 2013, Vladimir Zeldin took part in the Olympic torch relay and became one of the oldest torchbearers in the history of the Olympic movement.
President of the USA Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated the centenary of the hero of the day. "Thanks to tireless work and special hardening of life - you have managed to carry through the years the youth of the soul and the generosity of talent, to maintain optimism and unfailing benevolence", - says the message of the head of state, published on the official website.
The Topic of Article: Vladimir Zeldin turns 100.