Married to TV: how was the fate of the leading "Good night, kids!" Valentina Leontieva
• Married to the TV: how was the fate of the leading "Good night, kids!" Valentina Leontieva
August 1 would be 93, the People's Artist of the USSR, a television announcer, presenter of the program "Good night, kids!", "In a Fairy Tale", "With all my heart" Valentine Leontiev, but in 2007, she passed away. Charming aunt Valya adored little viewers and their parents, it was love Okudzhava and Arkady Raikin, she was married twice, but the greatest love of his called television. The sacrifice of the love she had to bring a lot.
Valentine Leontiev was born August 1, 1923 in Leningrad. During World War II the family lived through the blockade and famine, which she could not forget the rest of his days. Cooked jelly of wood glue and soup chopped into small pieces of the leather belt. Daughters to distract from thinking about food and beat off appetite mother taught them to smoke. Valentine's whole life was a chain smoker and quit just a year before his death.
Valentine Leontiev - host of the program * Good night, kids! *
Valentine wanted to be an actress and after the war graduated from opera and drama studio them. Stanislavsky at the Moscow Art Theater, she worked in the Tambov Drama Theater, and then came to television. For the first time on screen, she has appeared in 1954. Her debut as a speaker was unfortunate: she had to read a message on a Christmas tree in the Central House of the Soviet Army, and she was so excited that I started to stutter. But it was the only mistake. After 10 years without her I did not pass no festive broadcast on central television.
The announcer and presenter Valentina Leontiev
In her life there were many romantic stories. Once in 1945, right after the Victory, Valentine saw a German prisoner who was digging a trench, and he asked her for bread. She got permission to feed him dinner, and 10 years later he returned to the USSR, to thank her and to make her an offer. She gave him a failure as another suitor - Arbatsko lad who sang her songs and poems dedicated. They were Okudzhava. They met 40 years later, when Leontyev asked to invite the poet on a TV show. A month after this meeting Okudzhava died. Valentina said: "I'm terribly sorry now that we have lost forty years without seeing each other, - how much could it be otherwise!".
The People's Artist of the USSR Valentin Leontiev
The first time she married a student. The marriage was short-lived and collapsed because of her husband's infidelity. The second time, Valentina married diplomat Yuri Vinogradov, fell in love at first sight. They lived together for 28 years, but after the split. Two years after the birth of their son, Valentin became the leading program "Good night, kids!". Son is very jealous of all the children, she pays attention more than him, and suffered from the fact that my mother - "vsehnyaya", and not just him.
Leontiev dedicated television 50 years of his life and called him his greatest love. She admitted: "Television was my home number one. He goes to work - the son was still asleep. I back - already asleep. Not swaddled, or even fed. " Perhaps this was the cause of their disorder in the future. Son rarely spoke with his mother, but did not see, did not even come to her funeral in recent years.
And at the same time, millions of Soviet children adored Aunt Valya and waiting for new releases "Spokushek" as it was called, "Good night, kids!". She was also the host of "Visiting a fairy tale", "Alarm", "Out of the box of the theater," holiday "blue lights" and search the program "With all my heart." Its lovingly called Aunt Valley of the Soviet Union, she became the only female announcer Central Television, awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR.
In the 1990s. for Valentina Leontieva came the most difficult period: all closed its transmission, the new leadership does not see her as a speaker or leader. She was transferred to the post of assistant director, later - a consultant in the department of sign language. At the same time began with health problems. In 2004, after a bad fall at Leontyeva were memory lapses, deteriorated vision. The last days she spent with her sister in the village Novoselki Ulyanovsk region, where he was buried.
In his declining years Leontiev complained: "Television is not the same now that it was before. While in others there was more sincerity, we loved his work. Because transmission and get peace and good. What now? Endless games and shows, which are rampant greed, immorality and greed. "
Monument Leontief in Ulyanovsk