Semyon Farada

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  • Name: Semyon Farada ( Simon, Ferdman )
  • Date of birth: 31 December 1933
  • Age: 75 years
  • Date of death: August 20, 2009.
  • Place of birth: the village of Nikolskoye, Moscow region
  • Activity: the Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of the Russian Federation
  • Marital status: married

    Semyon Farada: biography

    He was called one of the best comedians of the Soviet Union. Simon, Feldman, known to us all as Semyon Farada was born on new year’s eve, 1933 in intelligent family of immigrants from Ukraine Lev Solomonovich Ferdman and IDA Davydovna Schumann. Father was a military supplier of the people’s Commissariat of forest industry and provide the army with timber, and his mother worked as a pharmacist. In addition to Seeds in the family grew up the youngest daughter of Eugene. Ferdman settled in the village of Nikolskoye. Lived together happily until 1948. But the struggle with cosmopolitanism «covered» and this prosperous family. Father was sent to Yaroslavl, on the peripheral base. 4 years later he died of stomach ulcers.

    To put children on feet Is the Librarian had alone. The son wanted to help mom as best I could. First of all, it is well studied. As all the boys played football. But there was unusual passion: semen willingly visited a theatrical circle in the school years, showed great artistry. But the thought of applying to drama school were excluded. It was believed that in a military family the son must follow in the footsteps of his father.

    But in the Academy of armored forces Simeon Ferdman was not accepted. Moreover, it is even not allowed for exams. Most likely, the reason was the name of the applicant. In desperation, the guy decided to take the documents into the first University. And so they did. He easily entered the Bauman Institute. As soon turned out, everything worked out for the best. In «Baumanke» Semyon Farada (he hadn’t wore this name) found something close to his heart. He again came on the scene. Took part in all theatrical productions of the University initiative. However, he did not show the slightest interest in technical Sciences. From imminent expulsion of a student saved the army.

    However, there the young actor stood out from the service Semyon Farada returned with a whole stack of letters and recommendations, which easily could go to any Moscow theatre College. But the mother insisted that the son finished «Baumanka». He did just that. After graduation, worked briefly as an engineer. Thus the only outlet for Seeds Farad had left the scene.

    In his spare time, the artist played in performances of the music Studio of Moscow state University. There Farad met the then little-known, but promising actors. The most striking of them was Gennady Khazanov, mark Razovsky and Alexander Filippenko.


    In the late 1960s Semyon Farada finally quit the drudgery work of the mechanical engineer in boiler plant and began to speak in Mosconcert. Soon the actor becomes the winner of various competitions. In 1972 he was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow theater on Taganka, where he took Yuri Lyubimov. This theatre, in recognition of the Seeds Farad, became his second home. On his stage he played in many productions. The best of them «the Master and Margarita», «the dawns here are quiet…» and «Five Babel stories».

    But the all-Union popularity came to the artist after its appearance on the screen. The debut took place not in the movie and in the television show. Farada played the sad clown for the children’s program «Abvgdeyka.» Clown Senya brought the actor first wave of popularity.

    A cinematic biography of the Seeds Farad begins a little-known movie «Vacation in the stone age and Forward, guards!». It was then dissonant, in the opinion of the leadership of pictures, the former name of the artist has changed to now all known to us – Farad. And the new name is so like, Semyon Lvovich, he decided to take it officially.

    The first star role of Semyon Farada played in the late 1970s. Originally a trombonist in a wonderful Comedy of Eldar Ryazanov’s «Garage». Then the commander in the tragic farce by Mark Zakharov, «the very Munchausen». Farad is becoming really popular.

    In the 1980s film career of the artist is rapidly gaining momentum. «Be my husband», «the House that swift built», «Magicians», «Formula of love», where a Farad in a duet with Alexander Abdulov has turned into a favorite of the whole chinapolicy of the Soviet Union.

    In the second half of the 1980s, fans of the Seeds of L. farady saw the beloved comedian in the painting «After rain on Thursday», «Million in a wedding basket», «Man from Boulevard des Capucines» and «Kill the dragon». The role of the artist in these tapes are not major, but it seems, without him these movies would have lost a lot.

    His best and favorite role, the actor himself is not considered comedic and dramatic work in the lyrical film «the Parrot speaking Yiddish». Farada played the good-old Jewish tailor Khaimovich. It is noteworthy that in this tape, released in 1990 for the first time my husband played the wife of actor Maria politseymako.

    Over 33 years of work in the movie «the genius of the episode» Semyon Farada played in 130 movies.

    Personal life

    In the mid 1970s, Semyon Farada in the Theatre on Taganka met a woman who became a major in his life. Maria politseymako, actress, the trouble turned out to be a married lady. Semyon Lvovich at the time of the meeting, too, was free. In his Luggage was 2 marriage. But that didn’t stop passionate artist. He made the effort and won his Mary. It was also unable to resist the onslaught and incredible charm a young artist.

    1976 the couple had only one son, Michael politseymako. He walked in the footsteps of their parents and today is a well-known actor of theatre and cinema.


    Problems with the heart, the artist began in the late 1980s. Semyon Lvovich had an operation put an artificial valve.

    In the summer of 2000, the artist suffered a massive stroke: Farada very hard apprehended news about death of his best friend, Grigory Gorin. After that, further work in theatre and on set it proved impossible: the actor was disturbed and it affected a large part of the brain. A little recovered, he learned to walk again.

    The tragedy occurred a year and a half after the stroke. Semyon Farada broke her hip. After the third operation, there was a second stroke. But thanks to his beloved wife Mary and son, he lived another 9 years.

    Died Semyon Farada 20 August 2009. The actor turned 75 years old. Buried the darling of the public at the cemetery Troekurov.


    • Garage
    • «That Munchhausen»
    • «Be my husband»
    • «Magicians»
    • «The house that swift built»
    • «Formula of love»
    • «One million in a marriage basket»
    • «The man from Boulevard des Capucines»
    • «Kill the dragon»
    • «The parrot speaking Yiddish»


    Semyon Farada

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