Andrei Mironov (actor)
|Born||Andrei Alexandrovich Menaker|
March 7, 1941
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Died||August 16, 1987 (aged 46)|
Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR
|Resting place||Vagankovo Cemetery, Moscow|
Andrei Alexandrovich Mironov (Russian: Андре́й Алекса́ндрович Миро́нов; March 7, 1941 - August 16, 1987) was a Soviet theatre and film actor who played lead roles in some of the most popular Soviet films, such as The Diamond Arm, Beware of the Car and Twelve Chairs. Mironov was also a popular singer.
Mironov studied in the Vakhtangov Theatre School during the early 1950s. From 1958 to 1962, he studied acting at the Moscow Shchukin School. From June 18, 1962 to 1987 Mironov was a permanent member of the trope at the Moscow Theatre of Satire. In 1961, he acted in his first film What If This Is Love? On December 18, 1980 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the RSFSR, he also received the Medal For Labour Valour.
Andrei Mironov is known and loved for his roles in films made by Eldar Ryazanov, Leonid Gaidai, Mark Zakharov, and other directors. He had a wide comedic range and played diverse roles (e.g. a Soviet bureaucrat, Figaro, a romantic spy, a member of the Russian intelligentsia, a con man, an American movie pioneer, a tale-teller, etc.).
On one of his tours through Latvia in 1987, he lost consciousness while performing the lead role in The Marriage of Figaro. He was driven to a hospital where two days later he was pronounced dead. His death occurred only nine days after the passing of his close friend and frequent co-star Anatoli Papanov. The cause of his death was excessive internal bleeding due to a congenital cerebral aneurysm.
Mironov's parents, Alexander Menaker and Maria Vladimirovna Mironova, were known nationwide as a comedic duo. He was married twice. First to Yekaterina Gradova, with whom he had one daughter, Maria Mironova, and second to Larisa Golubkina, a singer and actress best known for her role of the hussar maiden in Hussar Ballad. Maria Mironova and his adopted daughter Maria Golubkina (from his marriage with Larisa) had successful careers in Russian cinema.
- What if This is a Love? (1961)
- Three Plus Two (Три плюс два, 1962) as Roman
- My Younger Brother (1962)
- Two Sundays (1963)
- A year like a life (1965)
- Beware of the Car (Берегись автомобиля, 1966) as Dima Semitsvetov
- The Mysterious Wall (1967)
- The Diamond Arm (Бриллиантовая рука, 1968) as Gennadiy Kozodoyev
- To Love (1968)
- The Literature Lesson (1968)
- New Year's Abduction (1969)
- Family Happiness (1970)
- The Shadow (1971)
- Grandads-Robbers (Старики-разбойники, 1971) as Yury Proskudin
- Property of the Republic (Достояние республики, 1971) as Shilovsky aka Marquis
- The Kid and Carlson, who lives on the roof (1971)
- Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (Невероятные приключения итальянцев в России, 1974) as Andrei Vasiliev
- Mad Day or the Marriage of Figaro (1974) TV
- Lev Gurych Sinichkin (1974) TV
- Small comedies of the big house (1974)
- The Straw Hat (Соломенная шляпка, 1974) as Leonidas Fadinar
- Repeated Wedding (1975)
- Pages of the Pechorin's diary (1975) TV
- Step Forward (1975)
- Heavenly Swallows (1976)
- Blue Puppy (Голубой щенок, 1976) as Black Cat (voice)
- The Twelve Chairs (12 стульев, 1976) as Ostap Bender
- An Ordinary Miracle (Обыкновенное чудо, 1978) as Minister Administrator
- Three Men in a Boat (1979) TV
- Faratyev's Fantasies (1979) TV
- Appointment (1980) TV
- Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (О бедном гусаре замолвите слово…, 1980) as narrator (voice)
- Be my husband (Будьте моим мужем, 1982) as Victor
- Revisor (Inspector) (1982) TV
- The Story of Voyages (Сказка странствий, 1982) as Orlando
- Somewhere in Provincial Garden (1983) TV
- The Blonde Around the Corner (Блондинка за углом, 1984) as Nikolay Gavrilovich Poryvaev
- Victory (1984)
- My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Мой друг Иван Лапшин, 1984) as Khanin
- A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines (Человек с бульвара Капуцинов, 1987) as Johnny First
- The Pathfinder (1987)
- "Андрей Александрович Миронов. Биографическая справка". RIA Novosti.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 305. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.