Vladimir Vysotsky Soviet Singer Songwriter & Actor

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Vladimir Vysotsky is popular Soviet Singer, Songwriter and Actor, Here is his biography, About his Works, Songs, Lyrics, Spouse, Family, Death and more.

Vladimir Vysotsky was born on January 25, 1938 in Moscow in a military family.

The early childhood of the future poet was held in a cramped communal apartment. In 1941 – 1943, during the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir and his mother were evacuated in the Orenburg region.

Since 1947, Vysotsky has been living with his father in Germany. At the end of 1949 he returned to Moscow.

Vladimir Vysotsky Soviet Singer Songwriter & Actor
Vladimir Vysotsky Soviet Singer Songwriter & Actor

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In 1953, Vysotsky became a member of the drama club, under the guidance of the artist of the Moscow Art Theater V. Bogomolov. In the same year, the poet creates his first poem – “My Oath”

In 1955, Vladimir Semenovich graduated from high school and entered the Civil Engineering Institute in Moscow. Six months later, he leaves the institute, deciding to enter the theater.

In 1956, Vysotsky changed direction, entered the acting department of the Moscow Art Theater School. In 1959, Vladimir Semenovich made his debut in a theatrical production (Porfiry Petrovich in “Crime and Punishment”) and a film (film “Gossips”).

After graduating, since 1960, Vladimir Semenovich works in the Drama Theater. Pushkin in Moscow. In 1961, Vysotsky wrote his first song – “Tattoo”.

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Having worked a little in the Theater of Miniatures, Vladimir Semenovich got a job at the Taganka Drama and Comedy Theater. In 1968, the first record of the musician – “Songs from the movie”.

In 1970, an important event took place in Vysotsky’s personal life – the poet married actress Marina Vlady, who became his third wife and muse. In the fall of 1971, Vladimir Semenovich made his debut at the Taganka Theater with his famous role – Prince Hamlet from the Shakespeare tragedy of the same name.

In February 1978, Vysotsky was assigned the highest category of vocalist and soloist. On tour with the troupe of the theater on Taganka, Vladimir Semenovich traveled to Bulgaria, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Canada, the USA, Poland, Mexico, Hungary, and Tahiti.

In a brief biography of Vysotsky, it is worth mentioning that in the last years of his life, the actor became addicted to drugs, smoked a lot, and drank. In 1979, during a speech in Bukhara, Vladimir Semenovich suffered a clinical death.

July 18, 1980 Vysotsky last played the role of Hamlet. A week later, on July 25, 1980, Vysotsky died of heart failure. The poet was buried at the Vagankovsky cemetery in Moscow.

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