“People’s artist Tamara Degtyareva died on 75-m to year of life

As reported in the “Sovremennik” theatre, the actress continued to play on stage, even when confined to a wheelchair

Tamara Degtyareva TASS Valery Khristoforov

– Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, people’s artist of Russia Tamara Degtyareva died at the age of 74, said Thursday in a press-service of the Moscow theater “Contemporary”.

“We are sad, very sad news. Died today, Tamara Degtyareva, our colleague, comrade, partner. She died on 75-m to year of life. Disease, with which she bravely fought, and still won,” – stated in the message of the theatre. “Incredibly talented, wise, witty, Tamara V. was a part of our collective soul that we call our theatre, our “Contemporary”. Today we lost a large part of it, is very important,” – said in the theater.

In the theatre added that the actress could not live without the theatre and the audience and being confined to a wheelchair, continued to play its role in the “Time of women”.

The time and place of farewell with Degtyareva will be informed later.

Tamara Degtyareva was born 29 may 1944, in Kaliningrad (now Korolev), Moscow region, graduated from the theatre school named after Schepkin, then worked in the Moscow theatre of the young spectator, and, in 1970, became an actress theater “Contemporary”. Taught acting in VGIK. In 2012, her leg was amputated.

Degtyarev has played in nearly 40 productions. She is a laureate of the USSR State prize in 1979 for her performance as Agatha Gavrilovna Savelyeva in the film “Eternal call”.

Honored artist of the RSFSR in 1985, since 2005 – people’s artist of the Russian Federation.

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