He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors years after his death. Sign in or Register. Vladimir Vysotsky Russian singer-songwriter. Born 25 January
See the gallery. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In. Down 27, this week. Soundtrack Actor Music Department. Vladimir Vysotsky was an iconic Russian actor, singer-songwriter and public figure, who wrote over songs and gave over public and private performances as an anti-establishment singer of the 60s and 70s in the former Soviet Union. He was one of the Soviet Union's boldest and most celebrated actors who promoted individual freedom and helped Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:.
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As a young adult he tried to make his way in the official Soviet acting schools but his rebelliousness and sometimes drunkenness worked against him. During his time as a student Vysotsky started performing in the underground music scene, singing first about the criminal underworld. His self-recorded tapes circulated among the unofficial artists and intelligentsia, but it was starring in the film The Vertical in which brought Vysotsky real fame. His songs, produced concurrently with his prolific career as an actor, became part of the mainstream Soviet culture. A photo of Vysotsky from at the Taganka theatre, playing his signature 7-string Russian guitar. With such immense fame, naturally Vysotsky worried the Soviet authorities. His incisive and critical songs were heard by millions as he toured the country and released records, and his third marriage to French actress Marina Vlady meant he was spending more and more time in the West.
He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors years after his death. Vladimir Vysotsky was born in Moscow at the 3rd Meshchanskaya St. He was Jewish. When Vladimir was 10 months old, Nina had to return to her office in the Transcript bureau of the Soviet Ministry of Geodesy and Cartography engaged in making German maps available for the Soviet military so as to help her husband earn their family's living. Vladimir's theatrical inclinations became obvious at an early age, and were supported by his paternal grandmother Dora Bronshteyn, a theater fan. The boy used to recite poems, standing on a chair and "flinging hair backwards, like a real poet," often using in his public speeches expressions he could hardly have heard at home. Once, at the age of two, when he had tired of the family's guests' poetry requests, he, according to his mother, sat himself under the New-year tree with a frustrated air about him and sighed: "You silly tossers!