Difficult fate national actor Michael Merman
• The difficult fate of the People's Artist Mikhail Merman
Mikhail Water was one of those artists that the audience called them names of famous movie characters more often than their real names. Thousands of spectators knew him as adjutant Pan Ataman Gritsiana Tauride Papadopoulos from the movie "Wedding in Malinovka". In the movie, he appeared infrequently, but went to the stage life. In addition, he was the head of the Odessa Theater of Musical Comedy. Appointment to this position has led to dramatic consequences, which hasten the death of the famous actor.
Mikhail Water in the early years
Since most of his life, Mikhail Water held in Odessa and is always very convincingly played the role of Odessa citizens, many were convinced that he - a native of this city. But in fact, the actor was born in Kharkov in 1924, but his real name - Wasserman (which translates as "Water"). His father worked as head of procurement and did not approve of "frivolous" lifestyle youngest son. "Every family has its black sheep. My oldest son graduated from two institutions, and the youngest - all the drama club, changing ... ", - he lamented.
In 1941 Michael took just the second year of the Theater Institute in Leningrad. After graduation, Water Piatigorsky became an actor of the theater, and then - Lviv Theater of Musical Comedy. His partner in the performances have often been an actress Margarita Demin, who in 1952 became his wife. In 1954 they moved to Odessa theater under the name of the Odessa Theater of Musical Comedy. With this theater, and has been linked the fate of the actor before the end of his days. For 40 years he has played about 150 roles, as in the image of Bears Jap appeared on stage more than 500 times! Indigenous Odessans thought his actor and Leonid Cliffs even called his ambassador in Moscow, Odessa.
The water in the film Michael * * Locust 1957
A scene from the movie * * Locust 1957
In 1957, the film debut took Michael Merman. The role Yashka tugs in the film "White Acacia" brought him his first success with the audience, and the next job in the movie "The squadron goes to the west," cemented his popularity. But the real triumph for the actor was the role of Papadopoulos in the musical comedy "Wedding in Malinovka". All his remarks immediately went on the quote, and the hero became a popular favorite.
Water as Michael Papadopoulos in the film * Wedding in the Robin * 1967
Career Michael Merman developed very successfully. In 1976, he became the first artist operetta, received the title of People's Artist of the USSR. In 1979, the actor was appointed artistic director and director of the Odessa Theater of Musical Comedy. He replaced Matthew Osherovskogo and his supporters launched against the new head of the intrigue.
A still from the movie * Wedding in the Robin * 1967
Since then, the life of the famous actor has turned into a nightmare. A group of his opponents and envious launched a campaign to discredit the slogan "Give a theater without water!". In 1986, in the theater and in the media started a real persecution: head accused of financial fraud and child abuse, which is why even been prosecuted.
Mikhail Water in the film * 12 chairs * 1977
A still from the movie * * Dangerous Age 1981
Alleged victims and witness are constantly confused in the testimony. One of the plaintiffs, caught in a lie, crying in the courtroom and admitted libel. The main witness, 15-year-old girl, said that the artist met in October, and at this time he was on a cruise. Merman colleague, actor Emil Silin said: "Misha was charged with visiting a brothel and corruption of minors. In fact, it was a luxury apartment the director of the prestigious magazine, as well as a bar belonging to it though. There's going fairly well-known in Odessa people, many of them have been on friendly terms with the water. Someone decided to take advantage of this, and through them to substitute a famous actor. "
Mikhail Water in the film * Free Wind * 1983
Due to the unfair accusations actor suffered greatly. He suffered two heart attacks and a third heart has not sustained. At the age of 63 years he died, and not having time to wash away the dirt which it watered envious.
Mikhail Water in the film * Free Wind * 1983
The monument at the grave of Michael Merman
Odessa theater of the musical comedy today is named Michael Merman, in memory of him was put "Ball in honor of the King" - scenes from the plays in which the actors involved. And the house in which he lived in Odessa Water, established plaque.