Russia's actor Vladimir Zeldin passes away
The outstanding film and theater actor, People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Zeldin has died at the age of 101 in Moscow at 09:00 am, a representative of the Sklifosovsky Emergency Medicine Institute said.
Zeldin was born February 10, 1915 in the town of Kozlov (now Michurinsk). In 1935 he graduated from the theatre college at the Mossoviet Theatre and became an actor there. Zeldin became an all-Union celebrity in 1941, starring in the comedy the Swineherd and the Shepherd. During his lifetime Zeldin has acted in more than 40 films, RIA Novosti reminds.
Vladimir Zeldin is a People's Artist of the USSR (1975), laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1951), laureate of the Award of the Government of the Russian Federation (2008) and a laureate of the Union State Prize (2013). He is a winner of the International Stanislavsky Award (1995), Kinotavr (1995), the KUMIR Actor’s Prize (2000) and the Crystal Turandot theatre awards (2001, 2005). In 2010, Zeldin was presented with the Golden Mask award for Honor and Dignity and the Moscow city award Legend of the Century.