Table of contents:
- Zinovy Gerdt
- Tatiana Pravdina
- “I realized that I would marry her. Thunder, turn the earth, but I will marry this woman "
- And this is the rarest happiness …
- Friendship is higher than love
- Live to be remembered
Before their meeting, Zinovy Gerdt had two official marriages and four civil ones. But when he saw his Tatyana, at first glance he realized that he could not live without her. Tatyana Pravdina gave the actor, beloved by millions, the most important thing: 36 years of tender love, true friendship, support and deep trust.
Zinovy Gerdt, an intelligent boy from a Jewish family, who in a short time became a true symbol of skill from an amateur theater actor. His talent could not be hidden. He was seriously wounded at the front, after which he began to limp very noticeably. Zinovy was sure that with such a defect, the way to the stage was now closed to him. But how could talent remain unclaimed? At first, he began performing with the Obraztsov Puppet Theater. The image of the entertainer of the "Unusual Concert" sounded by him was mesmerizing.
He was in love and open in his crush. Every time he thought that this woman was forever. But having met his one, which was really destined only for him, he abandoned his unthinkable habit of getting married.
She worked as a humble Arabic translator. And she knew Zinovy Gerdt only as an actor. Tatyana had a husband, little Katyusha was growing up. With her husband, they have long become strangers who have to live in the same apartment.
She was completely unfamiliar with the acting environment when she was offered a job as a translator on the Puppet Theater's tour of the Middle East. And the first working meeting just amazed her. The actors seemed to her to be slightly cheeky people, and generally incomprehensible.
“I realized that I would marry her. Thunder, turn the earth, but I will marry this woman "
Tatiana saw the actor earlier on stage, when she was a seventeen-year-old girl. But how could she have imagined that in a few years their roads would converge at one point? A woman who is tired of carrying on herself the whole burden of everyday problems, and even endlessly making excuses to her jealous spouse. A man with some inexplicable charisma. They constantly fell in love with him, not noticing either his small stature or very modest appearance.
They flew on tour to Syria, and Gerdt already knew for sure that this modest intelligent translator would become his wife. In fact - the fifth. Officially - the third.
Zinovy Efimovich got down to business. On the plane, he began to read poetry. I must say that in his performance, the poems acquired some unimaginable deep meaning. Tatiana was almost ready to fall in love with this heartfelt voice, with gentle eyes. It was only the frivolity of the situation that stopped her. All the time it seemed to her that Gerdt's courtship, fleeting touches, attempts she would like - all this is just a touring novel.
She resisted the power of his charm for a whole month and a half. All tours. But parting, they decided to meet in two days. Met for life.
And this is the rarest happiness …
When they were going to leave for St. Petersburg for a few days, Tatyana's mother decided that this was a reason to get to know her new son-in-law. Gerdt understood everything only from Tanya's appearance. He took her hand and led her back to the apartment. From the doorway, he promised to feel sorry for his future wife. And then he demanded tea. He really wanted tea!
From that moment, Zinovy Efimovich's touching love for his mother-in-law began. However, he really did not like to call her that. He called her the mother of his wife, believing that such a worthy woman would be offended even by the hint that she might be an anecdotal mother-in-law.
Amazing harmony has reigned in this family. They loved and were happy in this love of theirs. Zinovy fell in love with Katyusha with all his heart, Tanya's daughter and always considered her to be his child. Subsequently, Katya will take his last name, which she will not change even in marriage.
Zinovy Efimovich always emphasized that Tatiana plays a major role in their family. He himself did not have a higher education, but at the same time he was a classic example of an intelligent person. Like a sponge, he absorbed many of the manners from his wife. I was glad that Tatyana Aleksandrovna was helping him to grow and become better.
Friendship is higher than love
Someone collects books, someone pictures, but their family collected friends. They treated each person with deep respect. They loved friends, there were always a lot of people in their house. They invariably gathered on Tatiana's day, Victory Day and the birthday of Zinovy Efimovich. Noisy funny companies, endless stories and memories, emotions, memories.
Gerdt said that the biggest revelation for him was Tatiana's statement about friendship. It was she who said that friendship is greater than love, because it cannot be unrequited. The life of an amazing family was built on this. In addition to the deep mutual charm of each other, there was also no real friendship between the spouses.
Tatyana Aleksandrovna was happy to take care of the house, providing the genius Zinovy Gerdt with the necessary level of comfort. Since she was allowed to accompany him during the tour, Tatyana in every possible way adjusted to his schedule, canceled her plans to fly with the troupe. It was not a sacrifice, it was a life in which the wife understands the needs and expectations of her husband, seeks to help him in everything. Not sacrificing, but loving. Not adoring, but respecting.
Live to be remembered
When he got seriously ill, he said to his wife: "My God, girl, how bad it will be for you without me!" He understood that he was leaving, but, thank God, he did not suffer and did not know the diagnosis. Relatives hid from him a terrible sentence - lung cancer. They tried to alleviate his suffering and not bring new ones. Less than a month before his death, Zinovy Gerdt was still playing on stage. He was carried out in his arms, exhausted, weak. He could hardly speak or breathe. But on stage, he suddenly changed: lively, energetic. Witty. And from the stage he was again taken to the hospital.
His Tanyusha was by his side until the last second. After his departure, the world shattered into thousands of small fragments. Life without him seemed to be over. Tatyana Alexandrovna knew that she had to live on. For his sake and the memory of him. She convinced herself that he just left. On a long creative business trip. She always flew to him. And will fly again. You just need to wait for the appointed date for the meeting.
In 2016, on the centenary of Gerdt's birth, she released a book of memoirs about the actor. She collected and systematized not only her impressions and emotions, but the memories of his friends, who, by the way, still gather in his house today, as usual: on Tatiana's Day, Victory Day and the birthday of the brilliant actor.
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