Today Galina Volchek is gone. The famous director and art director of the Sovremennik Theater passed away at the age of 86. Information was confirmed at the Sovremennik Theater.
December 24, 2019 Galina Borisovna was hospitalized. Initially it was reported that the cause was heart problems, as Volchek complained of chest pain. But later in an interview with TASS, the director of the literary part of the Sovremennik Theater, Yevgenia Kuznetsova, stated that the director was sent to the Botkin Hospital because of lung problems.
Then the media got information that Galina Borisovna fell into a coma. Unfortunately, she failed to cope with the disease. A few days after hospitalization, she developed brain atrophy. By the way, just a few days before hospitalization Galina Volchek came out and was a guest of the Bosco event in GUM.
Information about the farewell ceremony and the funeral will be announced later.
Galina Volchek was born on December 19, 1933 in the family of the famous director and cameraman Boris (Bera) Volchek and screenwriter Vera Maimina. She began her career as an actress at the Studio of Young Actors (later Sovremennik), organized by Oleg Efremov along with other graduates of the Moscow Art Theater School, including Yevgeny Evstigneev, Oleg Tabakov, Igor Kvasha. In the early 1960s, Galina Volchek began to stage performances as a director, and in 1971 she was appointed chief director. Since 1989, she was the artistic director of the Sovremennik Theater.
Despite active directorial activity, Galina Borisovna did not abandon her acting career either. Among her outstanding film works are Varvara Nikitichna from the Autumn Marathon and Regan from King Lear. Spectacular love Volchek brought and episodic roles – just mention the buyer of the tape recorder from "Watch out for the car" in her performance.
Andrey Mironov and Galina Volchek. Shot from the movie "Watch Out for the Car"Galina Volchek in the movie "King Lear"
Galina Volchek was married twice. From her first husband, actor Yevgeny Evstigneev, she gave birth to a son, Denis, who became a famous director and producer. The second husband was the scientist Mark Abelev – Galina Borisovna lived with him in marriage for 10 years and divorced in 1976.
During her long creative life, Volchek was awarded a number of honorary awards and titles. She is a Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, People's Artist of the USSR, full holder of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, laureate of the USSR State Prize and the RF Presidential Prize.
SPLETNIK.RU expresses condolences to the family and friends of Galina Volchek and mourns with everyone.
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