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Georgy Menglet - people's artist of the USSR, a well-known Russian theater and film actor - on September 17, his 108th birthday is celebrated.

Georgy Pavlovich Menglet was born on September 17, 1912 in Voronezh in the family of an employee, a native of the Menglet noble family with French roots. In 1930, he graduated from the 1st Voronezh Soviet labor school of the 2nd stage. In Voronezh, he first appeared on the theater stage. In 1930-1933 he studied at GITIS. In 1931, in parallel with his studies, he began working at the State historical and revolutionary theater, where he played 3 roles in plays. In 1932-1933, the actor of the satire Theater. The decisive influence on the formation of the actor's talent was exerted by A. Dikiy, in whose Studio he was accepted in 1934. At the beginning of 1936 the Dikogo Studio was closed; in the summer of the same year, he was appointed artistic Director of the Leningrad Bolshoi drama theater named after M. Gorky (BDT). The Director took most of the former Studio members with him, including G. Menglet. After the arrest of A.Wild in August 1937, the actor decided to create a new theatre from the students of decolav. Russian Russian theater, according to his plan, was secretly to become the "theater of the Wild", and openly Russian drama theater in some remote Republic from Moscow, where there was no permanent Russian theater yet. The Committee for arts Affairs offered them the Tajik SSR. In 1937.Menglet left the BDT and went with a group of like-minded people to the capital of Tajikistan, Stalinabad, where they founded the Russian drama theater, which in 1940 was named after V. Mayakovsky. On the stage of this theater, he played more than 20 roles. In 1943, he created and became the artistic Director of the 1st front theater of the Tajik SSR, which, having traveled many front roads with the concert program " Salom, friends!", ended its journey in 1944 in Romania. For several months he performed at the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow, but in November 1945 he moved to the satire Theater, where he served until the end of his life. During His long career, Menglet has played 106 roles on the theater stage, including 72 roles on the stage of the Moscow satire theater and 25 roles on the stage of the Mayakovsky Russian drama theater in Dushanbe, and 46 roles in films. G. Menglet awarded to the state. the Stanislavsky prize of the RSFSR, the order of merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree, the red banner of Labor, the Badge of Honor, the medal for valiant labor in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945. Menglet was twice married: 1st wife-actress Valentina Koroleva, daughter Maya Menglet (1935), theater and film actress, now lives in Australia. Grandchildren-Alexey and Dmitry. 2nd wife Nina Nikolaevna Arkhipova, theater and film actress, people's artist of the RSFSR. Georgy Menglet died on may 1, 2001 in Moscow at the age of 89 on the 80th birthday of his wife N. Arkhipova.

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