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Sergei Filippov

Sergey Filippov was born in Saratov in a working class family. Father was a locksmith, and mother a dressmaker. At school, Sergei Filippov did not study well, and in high school he even became known as a bully. In a chemistry lesson in the absence of a teacher, he mixed hydrochloric acid with iron filings, added a couple of reagents. After such an experiment, a terribly pungent smell spread throughout the school. Classes were disrupted, and Filippova expelled from school. After being expelled from school, he got a job as a student of a baker in a private bakery. But this work was of little interest to him, and over the next months he tried several professions, until the case brought him to the ballet studio. Classes so fascinated Sergey that in a few weeks he was considered the best student and a bright future in ballet opened before him. In 1929, on the advice of teachers, Filippov went to Moscow to enter the ballet school at the Bolshoi Theater. Arriving in the capital, he learned that the entrance exams had already ended, and on the advice of knowledgeable people went to Leningrad, to a choreographic school. But he was too late for these exams and submitted documents to the newly opened circus variety college, where he was accepted. Teachers predicted a brilliant future for a gifted student and, after graduating from a technical school, in 1933 Sergei Filippov was accepted into the troupe of the Opera and Ballet Theater. The career of a ballet dancer was too short - during the next performance Filippov became ill. Arriving doctors noted a heart attack and advised to leave the ballet. Filippov entered the pop theater studio. He performed a lot on the venues of Leningrad and during one of the concerts he was noticed by Nikolai Pavlovich Akimov, who suggested that the young actor go to the Comedy Theater. In the years 1935-1965 - actor of the Leningrad Comedy Theater, since 1965 - the film studio "Lenfilm". He gained popularity in the film roles in the films “Tiger Tamer” (1954), “Carnival Night” (1956), “Girl without an Address” (1957), “12 Chairs” (1971), “Ivan Vasilievich Changes His Profession” (1973). Filippov was a master of both large and complex roles and episodes. Filippov in the 1940-1960s was very popular in Leningrad and major cities of the country. In 1965, a brain tumor was discovered in him. In 1971, before filming "12 Chairs", the actor began to have severe headaches from discovered brain cancer, and therefore Gaidai invited Rostislav Plyatt, approving him for the role of Kisa. However, Filippov said that he would be removed in any case. The situation was resolved when rumors of Filippov's insistent desire reached Plyatt, and he himself ceded the role of Kisa Filippov. Despite a small chance of improvement, Sergei Filippov successfully completed treatment after filming and lived another 20 years, playing his last role also with Leonid Gaidai. Sergey Filippov was buried in the Northern Cemetery, next to Antonina Golubeva. The St. Petersburg film actors guild installed a bust on the grave. A few days before his death, the actor told Lyubov Tishchenko about his dream: “You know, all my life I wanted to play a positive tragic role, but I got only nasty types,” sighed Filippov. “I even cried when I found out that the main role in the film“ When the Trees were Big ”went to Yuri Nikulin.”

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Jun 11, 1912 In Saratov, Saratov uyezd, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Arinka 1939-12-06
Latest Project:
Movie Private Detective, or Operation Cooperation 1989-01-01
Known For
Poster of Пока безумствует мечта
Poster of Wonderful Apples
Poster of По ту сторону
Poster of A Noisy Household
Movie Private Detective, or Operation Cooperation Veteran 1989-01-01
Movie Heart of a Dog пациент 1988-01-01
Movie May I die, Lord 1988-06-16
Movie Tale about the enamored painter Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie Dangerous for Your Life! Unknown 1985-08-01
Movie And Then Came Bumbo... ringmaster 1984-12-06
Movie Перикола Unknown 1984-12-31
Movie In the Old Rhythms 1982-11-22
Movie Kuda Ischez Fomenko? 1981-11-11
Movie The Nightingale 1980-06-01
Movie For the Matches Hyvärinen 1980-01-18
Movie A Comedy of Days Gone By Kisa Vorobyaninov 1980-12-29
Movie The Bat Lesnichi 1979-03-04
Movie Пока безумствует мечта Unknown 1978-07-01
Movie Incognito from St.Petersburg Osip 1978-07-17
Movie How Ivanushka the Fool Travelled in Search of Wonder overseas doctor 1977-01-03
Movie Blokada: Leningradskiy metronom Vasiliy Gubarev - staryy rabochiy 1977-12-01
Movie Blokada: Operatsiya Iskra Vasiliy Gubarev - staryy rabochiy 1977-12-02
Movie Ау-у! Unknown 1976-06-01
Movie A Funny Dream, or Laughter and Tears Chess King 1976-06-06
Movie It Can't Be! Singer at the Wedding 1975-10-23
Movie Wonderful Apples 1975-12-29
Movie Have you ever loved? 1974-01-14
Movie The Great Tamer Uncle Misha 1974-12-25
Movie Царевич Проша Атаман разбойников 1974-11-18
Movie Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession Swedish ambassador 1973-09-17
Movie The Tobacco Captain 1972-12-31
Movie 12 Chairs Киса Воробьянинов 1971-06-21
Movie Ten First minister 1971-09-18
Movie Бушует Маргарита Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Feola New coach at the airport 1970-04-11
Movie An Old Acquaintance Яков Филиппович Никодилов 1969-12-29
Movie The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers specialist pharmacist 1968-11-04
Movie The Snow Maiden Unknown 1968-10-12
Movie Don't Grieve! Eros, barber 1968-12-22
Movie The Last Crook 1966-02-20
Movie The Cook fraudster at the market 1966-05-23
Movie A Foreign Woman Abdulla 1965-12-06
Movie The Sleeping Lion Unknown 1965-12-27
Movie The Adventures of Tolya Klyukvin Unknown 1964-08-10
Movie Dva voskresenya Unknown 1964-12-17
Movie Little Hare главный режиссер театра Борис Михайлович 1964-12-01
Movie Polovodye 1963-04-22
Movie Cherry Town Mylkin 1963-04-01
Movie A Great Road Ahead city head 1963-04-27
Movie Суд идёт Unknown 1963-09-02
Movie Big "Wick" Unknown 1963-04-28
Movie The Serf Actress Elpidyphoros 1963-11-02
Movie Наш общий друг 1962-03-12
Movie Be Careful, Grandma! Prokhorov 1961-03-07
Movie Absolutely Seriously 1961-10-17
Movie Совершенно серьёзно. Как создавался Робинзон. Фильм 1 Moldovantsev - pisatel 1961-09-18
Movie Clumsy friend Waiter 1959-01-01
Movie A Friend in Court Is Better... hotel administrator 1959-07-05
Movie The Unamenables the policeman 1959-06-20
Movie Street Is Full of Surprises police chief 1958-01-21
Movie Petia and Little Red Riding Hood Wolf (voice) 1958-01-01
Movie Ваня милиционер 1958-01-01
Movie Girl without an Address Komarinsky 1958-03-08
Movie A Girl with Guitar Mamin 1958-09-01
Movie По ту сторону Майба 1958-10-20
Movie Driver Involuntarily Саврасов Иван Петрович, шофёр Пастухова 1958-07-28
Movie Aleksa Dundic Konačar 1958-05-18
Movie Little Friend 1958-07-17
Movie Gutta-Percha Boy Doorman 1957-08-27
Movie Night Guard Polzikov 1957-12-16
Movie Different Fortunes Kostya 1956-09-21
Movie Three Hundred Years Ago... florentine monk 1956-10-01
Movie Carnival Night лектор Никадилов 1956-12-29
Movie Honeymoon Paromshik 1956-12-10
Movie Twelfth Night Фабиан 1955-11-21
Movie Did We Meet Somewhere Before 1954-08-17
Movie Tiger Girl Almazov, exhibition tiger trainer 1954-06-06
Movie The Cutlass Filin 1954-11-26
Movie Konstantin Zaslonov Unknown 1949-09-12
Movie Остров Безымянный Тимохин 1947-01-01
Movie Light over Russia Speculator 1947-08-14
Movie Cinderella Corporal 1947-05-16
Movie A Noisy Household Krauss 1946-05-15
Movie Hello, Moscow! Brykin, the accordionist (as S. Filippov) 1945-06-06
Movie Kashchey the Immortal 1944-01-15
Movie Март-апрель Unknown 1944-04-12
Movie The New Adventures of Schweik Unknown 1943-11-22
Movie We from the Urals Specialized worker 1943-12-30
Movie Adventures of Korzinkina 1941-11-01
Movie Станица Дальняя 1940-04-19
Movie Yakov Sverdlov Unknown 1940-12-12
Movie Arinka Unknown 1939-12-06