Yevgeny Evstigneev

Yevgeny Evstigneev
Years of life 09.10 . 1926 – 04.03 . 1992
Moscow Art Theater. A. Chekhov 1987 – 1992 The
Moscow Art Theater 1956 – 1957, 1971 – 1987
The Contemporary 1957 – 1970


He was born on October 9, 1926 in Nizhny Novgorod. 

Honored Artist of the RSFSR (February 21, 1968). 
People’s Artist of the RSFSR (30.05.1974). 
People’s Artist of the USSR (23.02.1983). 

Yevgeny’s childhood was spent on the outskirts, which was called the settlement of Volodarsky. His father was twenty years older than his mother. Both of them were workers: Alexander Mikhailovich – metalworker, Maria Ivanovna – milling machine operator. For his mother – Maria Ivanovna – he was a late child: when he was born, she was 32 years old. Eugene early, six years, was left without a father, my mother got married a second time, but my stepfather died when the boy was seventeen. Before the war, Zhenya managed to finish the seven-year plan and in 1941 he went to work as an electrician. Then he studied for a year in a diesel engineering college, but after his stepfather’s death he had to go to earn money.
In 1943-1947 he worked as a mechanic at the factory “Red Etna” in Gorky. 
In 1951 he graduated from the Gorky Theater School and until 1954 he was an actor at the Vladimir Regional Drama Theater. 
In 1956 he graduated from the School-Studio named after V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko at the Moscow Art Theater and became an actor of this theater. 
In 1957-1970 – the artist of the theater “Contemporary”. 
Since 1970 – artist of the Moscow Art Theater. 

He started filming in cinema in 1957 (the first film “Duel”), mostly in small roles. Later on the actor’s account was already about two dozen major roles. In total, he appeared in more than 100 films in films and on television. 

The actor was married three times.
The first wife – an actress, and then the artistic director of the theater “Contemporary” Galina B. Volchek. October 29, 1961 they had a son, Denis, who in the future became a famous film director and cameraman. 
The second wife is the actress Lilia Zhurkina (1937-1986). In this marriage on May 13, 1968, the daughter of Masha was born, who later became, like her parents, an actress of theater and cinema. 
The third spouse is a young actress and his pupil Irina Tsyvina (married in 1989). 

March 1, 1992 – the actor last came on the stage of the theater as a card-shuffler Glova in the play “Players XXI” (staged by Sergei Jurassic). 
March 2, 1992 – the actor, along with his wife, Irina flew to England, where he was supposed to have an operation on his heart.

Yevgeny Evstigneev died on March 4, 1992, at the age of 66 in a clinic in London on the eve of the operation. 
The actor in Moscow was buried at the Novodevichye Cemetery, plot No. 10, row No. 6, place No. 18. The 

Nizhny Novgorod Theater School bears the name of E.A. Evstigneeva. 
In the Vladimir region, a theatrical prize named after E.A. Evstigneeva. 
In Nizhny Novgorod, near the Nizhny Novgorod Academic Drama Theater, a sculpture by E.A. Evstigneeva. 
On October 9, 2014, a memorial plaque was erected on Bakunin Street in the Kanavino district of Nizhny Novgorod, where the actor lived for the first 8 years of his life.


Vladimir Regional Drama Theater named after A.V. Lunacharsky: 
1951 – “The Rift” of B.A. Lavrenova – the third sailor 
1951 – “Sing the Larks” K.K. Nettles – Volodya driver 
1951 – “Snowball” V.A. Lyubimova – John 
1952 – “Ivan and Mary” VA. Goldfeld – Knyazhich 
1952 – “The Inspector General” N.V. Gogol – Postmaster Shpekin 
1952 – “Love Yarovaya” K.A. Trenya – Shvandya, Kotov 
1953 – “The Barbarians” A.M. Gorky – Pritykin 
1953 – “The Night of Mistakes” by Oliver Goldsmith – Tony Lumkins 
1953 – “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare – Mercutio 
1953 – “Optimistic Tragedy” V.V. Vishnevsky – The leader of the anarchists 
1953 – “Alyosha Peshkov” IA. Gruzdeva and O.D. Forsh – Uncle Yakov 
1953 – “Duenya” R.B. Sheridan – Mendoza
1954 – Port Arthur IF Popova and A.N. Stepanova – Ivan Tereshkin 
1955 – “Contenders” R.B. Sheridan – Anthony Epsolyut. 

Moscow Theater “Contemporary”: 
1956 – “Forever Alive” by V.S. Rozova – Chernov 
1957 – “In Search of Joy” by V.S. Rozova – Uncle Vasya 
1958 – “Matrosskaya Tishina” A.A. Galich – Abram Ilyich Schwarz (the play was banned after viewing) 
1958 – “Nobody” Eduardo De Filippo – Don Ciro 
1958 – “Continuation of the Legend” A.V. Kuznetsova – Zakhar Zakharovich 
1959 – “Two Colors” by A.G. Zach and I.K. Kuznetsova – Glukhar 
1959 – The crackers of silence Oleg Skachkov – The role of 
1959 – “Five evenings” A.M. Volodina – engineer 
1960 – “The Naked King” by E.L. Schwartz – The King
1961 – “The Third Desire” by V. Blazhek – The Old Man and the Father 
1961 – “The Fourth” by K.M. Simonova – Teddy Frank 
1962 – “The Oldest Sister” A.M. Volodin – Medinsky 
1962 – “The Fifth Column” by Ernest Hemingway – Manager 
1962 – “Moscow time” LG. Zorina – Larin 
1963 – “Appointment” A.M. Volodina – Kuropeev – Muraveev 
1963 – “Without the Cross” V.F. Tendryakova – Father Dmitry 
1964 – “On the wedding day” VS. Rozova – Alexey Salov 
1966 – “Ordinary story” of I.A. Goncharova – Count of 
1967 – “Traditional collection” of V.S. Rozova – Usov 
1967 – “Decembrists” L.G. Zorina – Chernyshev 
1967 – “Narodovoltsy” A.P. Svobodin – Alexander II 
1967 – “Bolsheviks” M.F. Shatrova – Lunacharsky
1967 – “The Case in Vichy” by Arthur Miller – Austrian prince (the play is banned after viewing, resumed in 1987 without the participation of EA Evstigneev) 
1968 – “At the bottom” Maxim Gorky – Satin 
1970 – “The Seagull” A.P. Chekhov – Dorn. 

1971 – “Valentine and Valentine” M.M. Roshchina – Volodya 
1972 – “Steelworkers” G.K. Bokareva – Peter Khromov 
1973 – “Old New Year” by M.M. Roshchina – Ivan Adamich 
1975 – “The Copper Grandmother” L.G. Zorina – Sobolevsky 
1975 – “Echelon” by M.M. Roshchina – Fedor Karlych 
1975 – “Party committee meeting” A.I. Gelman – Solomakhin 
1975 – “Nina” A.D. Kouternitsky – Zhelvin 
1976 – “Three Sisters” by A.P. Chekhov – Chebutykin 
1976 – “Ivanov” A.P. Chekhov – Shabelsky
1977 – “Feedback” A.I. Gelman – Okunev 
1979 – “We, the undersigned…” A.I. Gelman – Devyatov 
1979 – “Cinema” I. Churki – Heitmansky 
1982 – “The Seagull” A.P. Chekhov – Dorn 
1985 – “Uncle Vanya” A.P. Chekhov – Serebryakov 
1985 – “Silver wedding” A.N. Misharina – Vybornov 
1987 – “The Track” by V.K. Arro – Prishvin 
1987 – “Mother of Pearl Zinaida” M.M. Roshchina – Tabak 
1990 – “Chekhov pages” A.P. Chekhov – Chubukov (Proposal) 

Anton Chekhov Theater: 
1990 – “Cherry Orchard” by A.P. Chekhov – Firs 

ARTEL Artists Sergei Yursky 
1992 – “Players-XXI” staged by Sergei Jurassic on the play by N.V. Gogol “Players” – Glov.

1974 – Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (for the performance “Steelworkers”). 
1982 – Order of the Red Banner of Labor (for merits in the production of Soviet television films and active participation in the creation of the film “Seventeen Moments of Spring”). 
1986 – Order of Lenin 
1990 – State Prize of the RSFSR (for the television film “The Heart of a Dog”). 
1992 – Laureate of the award “Crystal Turandot”.

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