On July 27, in Moscow, at the age of 85, an outstanding Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR Nina Drobysheva.
The sad news was announced by the press service of the Theater named after Moscow City Councilthe scene of which the actress served for 61 years.
Nina Ivanovna Drobysheva was born in Leningrad on July 21, 1939. In 1961 she graduated from the theater studio at the Leningrad Theater for Young Spectators, combining her studies with work in the theater. In 1962 she was accepted into the troupe of the Mossovet Theatre, where she served until the end of her days.
Among the more than three dozen images created by Nina Drobysheva on the stage of the theater are Cleopatra in Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra”, Natasha in Alexander Stein’s “Applause”, Inna Sergeevna in Arbuzov’s “Evening Light”, Arkadina in Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, Feona in ” Not everything is Shrovetide for the cat ”by Alexander Ostrovsky, Katerina Ivanovna in the play“ R.R.R. based on Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment” and, of course, Edith Piaf in the famous production of the same name by Boris Shchedrin.
In the movie, Nina Drobysheva made her debut at the age of 16, playing Sanya Grigoriev’s sister Sasha in Vladimir Vengerov’s adventure film Two Captains. Before graduating from the theater studio, the rising star starred in seven more films.
All-Union fame came to the actress after the role of Sasha Lvova in the cult military melodrama Clear Sky by Grigory Chukhrai, released in 1961 and recognized as the best film of the year by the Soviet Screen magazine and the jury of the Moscow International Film Festival.
In total, Nina Drobysheva starred in two dozen films, including The Road of Truth by Jan Frid, Fathers and Sons by Adolf Bergunker and Natalia Rashevskaya, The Very First by Anatoly Granik, Russian Forest by Vladimir Petrov, The Protracted Exam by Vladimir Shamshurin, “Enemy of the People – Bukharin” by Leonid Maryagin, “The House on the Promenade des Anglais” by Mikhail Bogin, “The Frenchman” by Andrei Smirnov, the TV series “Wolf” by Gennady Ostrovsky.
In 1973, Nina Drobysheva was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. In 1985, she became People’s Artist of the RSFSR.
Photo: Sergey Petrov, Elena Lapina / mossoveta.ru, kino-teatr.ru, maly.ru, rusactors.ru, kinopoisk.ru