In Moscow, at the age of 82 years, Russian actor, director and art director of the Moscow Art Theater (MAT) Oleg Tabakov died. This was reported by RIA Novosti referring to the press service of the theater.
On November 27, Tabakov was hospitalized in the Moscow First Hrad hospital, two days later he was urgently operated on and connected to an artificial lung ventilation device. Exactly a month later he was put into a state of artificial coma.
The exact cause of Tabakov’s hospitalization is unknown: initially, the official basis was called “planned medical examination”, later – pneumonia and blood infection . The state of health of the actor at the same time was assessed as extremely difficult.
Oleg Tabakov was born in 1935, his creative career began in 1956 with the production of “Forever Alive”. In 1957, the first film with Tabakov’s participation appeared – “A tight knot” (at the box office the painting was called “Sasha enters life”).
During his life Oleg Tabakov played in several dozen films, which became part of the Soviet film classics. In 1980, he received the International Prize of the Festival in Boston for Best Actor in the film “A few days in the life of II. Oblomov “.
The voices of Tabakov were spoken by the main characters of the cartoons “Wolf and calf”, “Bobik is visiting Barbosa” and many others. His most famous work in the voice acting was Cat Matroskin from the animated series about Prostokvashino.
Tabakov actively engaged in pedagogy: from 1976 to 1986 he published two courses of students of GITIS, which became the basis of his own theater studio – “Tabakerki”. From 1986 to 2000 he headed the School-Studio of the Moscow Art Theater, and in 2009 founded the Moscow Theater School in his name.
In 2000, Oleg Tabakov took the post of artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater, and four years later – the post of director of the theater. In 2002, he became a member of the Council on Culture and Art under the Russian president.
During his life, Tabakov received dozens of awards, including multiple prizes “The Seagull” and “Crystal Turandot”, as well as the Golden Mask Award for his outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art. In 2015, he became a full-fledged cavalier of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland.