Vladimir Zeldin celebrates 100th anniversary
Today, the outstanding film and theater actor, People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Zeldin has anniversary: he turned 100.
A gala celebration will be held at the Russian Army Theater, where Zeldin will play a major role in the premiere of '100 Years or Dancing With the Times'. Guests will hear poems and songs in his performance, excerpts from performances with his participation, as well as scenes of the popular actor's movies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin congratulated Vladimir Zeldin on his anniversary.
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.
Vladimir Zeldin is the only actor of his age performing regularly on stage, for which he is in the Guinness Book of Records.