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On November 14, 2020, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan's heart stopped. His acting life was incredibly happy, he played many bright roles in theater and cinema, was actively involved in dubbing and dubbing films, taught at VGIK and created his own theater. For almost 50 years, next to him was an amazing woman who was able to understand and forgive his betrayal, as well as the stream of lies and accusations that fell upon her after the divorce. She was next to Armen Dzhigarkhanyan in the last days of his life.
Love affair at work
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Tatyana Vlasova met at the Yerevan Russian Drama Theater. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan began to appear on his stage while still a second-year student at the Art and Theater Institute, and by the time he met his future wife he was already considered an experienced actor.
For the sake of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, actress Alla Vannovskaya left her husband. The prima donna of the Yerevan theater and the young actor was separated by a 14-year age difference, but this did not prevent them from having a dizzying romance, as a result of which their daughter Elena was born. For Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Alla Vannovskaya became the first love, however, their family did not work out. The actress tormented the young lover with jealousy and rolled up scandals for him. And then Tatyana Vlasova appeared in the theater.
She arrived in Yerevan with her common-law husband, director Alexander Grigoryan, whom she met at the Kaliningrad Theater, where she came after graduating from the Riga Actor's Studio at the Conservatory. The director was much older than the aspiring actress, had been legally married since his student years, but, in fact, nothing remained of his past family except a stamp in his passport.
In the Yerevan Theater, Alexander Grigoryan took the place of director, and Tatyana Vlasova took over as head of the literary department, later gave birth to her son Stepan and suddenly drew attention to the young Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, who began to show her attention.
They were very different. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan stood firmly on his feet, was far from any sentimentality and generally seemed very pragmatic. Tatyana Vlasova was immersed in herself, constantly hovered in the clouds and always floated with the flow. Opposites, as you know, attract, and a romance broke out between young people. True, for a long time they called each other for "you", and during dates they just walked, holding hands, talking for a long time about everything in the world.
Soon Armen Dzhigarkhanyan was invited by Anatoly Efros to the troupe of the Lenkom theater, and the actor decisively declared: "You are going with me!" True, he flew to the capital alone, taking from Tatyana a promise to come to him in the near future.
Tatyana Vlasova announced to Alexander Grigoryan about the separation, asked her mother to pick up Stepan and went to the capital for her beloved.
Living life is not a field to cross
In Moscow, the lovers signed, without arranging any holiday. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan put a golden grandmother's ring on the finger of his beloved woman, on which the name of her husband was engraved, and their joint and, I must say, happy life began to flow. Nobody could blame Tatyana for marrying a star.At that time, Dzhigarkhanyan was not yet famous, it was later that he would play his most striking roles in cinema and become one of the most popular and sought-after actors in the Soviet Union.
At first, the couple lived in a cramped room in the basement of Lenkom, where there was not even a toilet; they slept, hugging each other, on a narrow bed. And they were full of hope. Later they received an apartment, Tatyana took the son from her mother, whom the actor adopted, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan brought his daughter Lenochka, born in a marriage with Alla Vannovskaya. The actress died in a mental hospital when her daughter was only 2 years old.
Tatyana Vlasova was never jealous of her husband, completely trusting him. She herself remained faithful to him and did not respond to the courtship of men who paid attention to her. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan very quickly became popular, he had many fans, but his wife believed: they are integral companions of successful actors, and jealousy, in this case, is a completely meaningless thing.
Only occasionally did she have suspicions of her husband's infidelity, but Armen Dzhigarkhanyan always nipped them in the bud, saying that you can't live with a person you don't trust. By the way, he never confessed his love to Tatyana Vlasova. He believed that he was proving his feelings by actions, providing his wife and children with a comfortable life. By the way, the actor himself was just jealous and afraid of losing his spouse.
Together they will survive the tragic death of the actor's daughter, who, after a difficult rehearsal, fell asleep in the garage in a car with the engine running and inhaled carbon monoxide. Tatyana Vlasova cried with her husband, mourning his loss.
In the late 1990s, the actor bought a house in Dallas and persuaded his wife to go to the United States, where she became a Russian language teacher at a local institute. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan himself really wanted to try himself in American theater, but he could not learn English. At that time, he actually lived in two countries.
Many years later, when Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya will appear in the life of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Tatyana Vlasova will tell in her interview that her husband seemed to have been replaced. He suddenly began to accuse his wife of all conceivable and inconceivable sins, even suspecting an attempt on his life.
Tatyana Vlasova will remember how many times she closed her eyes to some insults, just so as not to interfere with her husband's work. But in 2015, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan divorced his wife and married a woman who was 43 years younger than him. The actor met Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya back in 1994, when he was on tour in Kiev, and a young fan came to him for an autograph. After that, she came to work at the Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Theater and managed to attract the attention of the leader.
This marriage broke up, Armen Borisovich had to sort out his relations with his ex-wife for a long time, and their family affairs became public. At that time, his ex-wife Tatyana Vlasova became the support and support of the head of the theater.
Reconciliation, forgiveness and goodbye
The reunion of the once close people was very slow. Tatyana Vlasova, despite all her grievances, was able to understand and forgive her ex-husband. And they began to live as if there was no such difficult divorce in 2015, there were no accusations and resentments.
After all that he had experienced, Armen Borisovich became more thoughtful and laconic. And then suddenly he confessed his love to Tatiana, which he had never done in his life. He began to truly appreciate Tatyana Vlasova, often pitied her, admired her wisdom and love of life.
Recently, the actor was often ill, in April 2018 he suffered a heart attack and was even in a coma for some time. All this time, his faithful Tatiana was next to him. She read books aloud to him, stroked his hand and persuaded him not to worry about trifles.
On November 14, 2020, the actor's heart stopped. Now Tatyana Sergeevna will again have to learn to live without him. And hope for their reunion in the best of worlds.
In order to list all his roles and awards received for them, one article would not be enough. In many ways, Dzhigarkhanyan was an extraordinary person, and for one of his achievements he got into the Guinness Book of Records. True, on the same occasion, colleagues accused him of promiscuity …
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