Alexander Len’kiv

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  • Name: Alexander Len’kiv ( Aleksandr Lenkov )
  • Date of birth: 17 may 1943.
  • Age: 70 years
  • Date of death: April 21, 2014
  • Place of birth: Rasskazovo, Tambov oblast
  • Height: 163
  • Activities: actor, TV presenter, people’s artist of the Russian Federation
  • Marital status: married

    Alexander len’kiv: biography

    Alexander len’kiv — Soviet and Russian actor, his dedication on the theater stage and the silver screen has won the title of people’s artist of the Russian Federation. During his career he starred in over 170 films, often in comedic roles. Len’kiv is able to create the image of an eccentric person with his unusual worldview, it is not always clear to others.

    In the metric of Alexander the specified small town of Rasskazovo, Tambov region. He was actually born there but have not lived it and a month since relatives moved Sasha to Moscow. The war went on, and in the capital it was easier to feed the newborn baby. The boy’s mother, Olga Dmitrievna, was a teacher of mathematics and father Sergey served on one of the secret facilities as an engineer-rocketeer.

    And her son they saw only an intellectual and an engineer. But fate had already prepared Lenkova another path. When the boy was in fourth grade, they entered the room, the representative of Theatre of the Moscow Soviet, who was looking for a young actor to play «third year Students». Her choice fell on a cheerful guy with a positive smile — Alexander Lenkova. So for up to 10 years, he played in two performances side by side with adult artists.

    But he not only took part in productions, he really fell in love with theater and transferred this interest even in your own yard. The boy arranged for fellow puppet shows, and raced through the streets with a camera and filmed their own movies, which were called «Studio «Lenfilm». After school, Alexander was at a crossroads: where to go. And again, its weighty word said fate. The year of people’s artist of the USSR Yuri Zavadsky scored students in the Studio when you became a mother Lenkova the Mossovet theatre. This is a unique event, as Yuri had agreed to pay not more often than once in 10 years.

    Of course, the young man gladly submitted the documents to the Studio and, after finishing it, I had chained myself for life to this theatre. Also his extraordinary voice has been widely used in radio plays and literary readings, there are many audiobooks, voiced by Alexander Linkovi. Recently, the artist led the children’s program «Tales for children», and before that was the program «put out the light!», «Alarm clock», «good night, kids!».


    For the first time in the movie Alexander’kiv starred in 1964. And if in the melodrama «True story» and «Spring chores» its appearance was a cameo in a military film «the Keys of heaven» actor got the main role. In the Wake of the success of Alexander called in the socio-romantic Comedy «Give the book of complaints», which brought him wide popularity.

    The actor is gradually gaining momentum. In the 70-ies used the success of the production paintings «the Day my sons», «Spring twenty-ninth» and «Waiting man», and also the children’s film «In secret around the world», a musical Comedy «Solo for an elephant with orchestra» and social drama «the Vacation that never took place».

    In the next decade in filmography Lenkova begin to dominate not just comedic roles, but the images of eccentric people. Special attention was drawn to domestic history, «Winter cherry» and «Little Faith», where Alexander portrayed an uncomplicated bachelors as well as the Comedy «Talking monkey» and children’s paintings «the Magic of black and white», «the adventures of Petrov and Vasechkina, ordinary and improbable», «the Island of rusty General».

    In subsequent years, the actor has focused mainly on the series. It can be seen in such well-known serial films as «Café «Strawberry», «Pages of a theatrical parody», «On the corner near the Patriarchal», «the father on all hands», «Turkish March», «Sleuth Samovarov», «Deffchonki» and many others. Also do not forget about modern fairy tales, for example, beautifully shot fantasy film «the Book of masters» and «Secret of the Snow Queen». By the way, this job was the last in the life of a remarkable actor.

    Personal life

    With his future wife, Elena Alexander’kiv met when he was… 12 years old. He came on the birthday of a classmate, who was her older sister Helena. Many years later, in student age, they met again, never to leave.

    Married Alexander and Elena, too, in his student days, and in 1969 they had an only daughter Catherine. The girl followed in the footsteps of his father, and chose for himself the profession of graphic designer, although already an adult when she participated in one of the films father of Comedy «Senit Zones».

    Best friends Alexandra Lenkova were actors Aleksei Borzunov and Alexander kljukvin.


    Recent years, the famous actor was not feeling well, but due to heavy load in the theater and on television didn’t want to waste time at the doctors, afraid to disappoint their leaders. As a result, when in 2013 he went to the hospital, precious time was already lost. Alexander was diagnosed with «stomach Cancer is the fourth degree.»

    The doctors finally decided on a few life-saving surgeries that have been carried out quite successfully. The past six months, the actor spent in a hospital bed under the relentless supervision of doctors, but the cancer was already too deep into his body. Alexander len’kiv died on April 21, 2014 and two days later was buried at the cemetery Troekurov.


    • 1964 — the Keys of heaven
    • 1965 — Give me a complaints book
    • 1972 — Waiting for you boy
    • 1972 — the Day of my sons
    • 1976 — Po sekretu vsemu svetu
    • 1977 — the Vacation that never took place
    • 1983 — the adventures of Petrov and Vasechkina, ordinary and extraordinary
    • 1988 — Little Faith
    • 2006 — Dad of all trades
    • 2016 — The Mystery Of The Queen Snow


    Oleksandr Len'kiv

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