Childhood and youth
When it comes to famous Soviet actors, it is often necessary to listen to narratives about difficult childhood and difficulties in career growth. Nothing like it about Alexander Sergeevich Demyanenko doesn’t have to listen to. Deafening popularity came to him thanks to the efforts of the director. The director of comedy paintings Leonid Gaiday long sought a suitable performer for a role in his next project. And when he saw Alexander, he realized in the first seconds that he had found exactly the type that was required.
The popular favorite appeared on May 30, 1937 in the family of creative intellectuals. Parents at that time lived in the famous city of Sverdlovsk. His father worked as an actor at the local opera house and taught at the conservatory. The mother worked as an accountant in one of the industrial enterprises. Alexander lived in a creative setting from an early age. As a child, he would visit his father in the theater in his spare time. During his school years, he attended classes of the drama studio, which operated under the city’s Palace of Pioneers with great desire.
from school, Demyanenko tried to enter the school studio of MHAT. The visiting admission committee looked at applicants in Sverdlovsk. Alexander was not included in the number of students. However, failure did not discourage him in the slightest. A year later he went to Moscow himself and brilliantly passed the entrance exams at GITIS. Already during his student years Demyanenko starred in the painting “Wind”. He received an invitation from famous directors Alexander Alov and Vladimir Naumov. In 1959, Demyanenko received his diploma and entered service at the Mayakovsky Academic Theatre.
After working the legal three years, Alexander moved to Leningrad. He was invited to work for the Lenfilm film studio and, very importantly, was given a separate apartment. In the city on the Neva, the actor received regular invitations to participate in various projects. The film “Peace to Incoming”, in which Demyanenko played the role of a Soviet officer, won many prizes and diplomas, both in the USSR and abroad. Then came the painting “The Career of Dima Gorin”. But real fame was brought to the actor the tape “Operation A and the Other Adventures of Shurik.”
Recognition and personal life
Two years after “Operation A” the film “Caucasian captive” was released on the screens, in which Demyanenko performed one of the main roles. Motherland highly appreciated the actor’s contribution to the development of domestic film art, he was awarded the honorary title “People’s Artist of the RSFSR”.
Alexander Sergeyevich’s personal life was not immediately developed. He married twice. In alliance with his second wife, he lived until his passing. The actor died in August 1999 of a heart attack.