Andrei Mironov’s widow died at 74.
Today it became known about the death of 74-year-old Ekaterina Gradova. The death of the actress was reported by her 47-year-old daughter Maria Mironova in her microblog on Instagram. The actress asked not to disturb her at this difficult moment in life.
“My Mom has suddenly left Life today … My heart is breaking … Please, leave me alone for a while,” Mironova wrote (the spelling and punctuation of the authors are given without changes hereinafter. – Prim. row.).
People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Pashutin hastened to honor the memory of Gradova. He expressed regret that after several bright roles, the wife of Andrei Mironov left theater and cinema. According to Pashutin, the death of Soviet cinema star Yekaterina Gradova is the loss of a part of a whole generation of artists.
Ekaterina Gradova with her daughter Maria
“We studied together, I’m a year older than her. My generation is leaving, it’s scary, “Pashutin explained. He also added that Gradova managed to play her starring role, and expressed regret that after that the artist almost stopped working in theater and cinema.
“She, as I say, played her Chapaev. How Chapaev and Andrei Myagkov played his role in Ryazanov’s film. She played a wonderful role, and it is a pity that then she left cinema and theater, ”Pashutin said in a conversation with Channel Five.
Ekaterina Gradova in the film “The meeting place cannot be changed”
Recall that Ekaterina Gradova was born in Moscow on October 6, 1946. She studied at the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages and graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School. After receiving her education, she became an actress of the Moscow Academic Drama Theater. V. Mayakovsky, and then – the Moscow Academic Theater of Satire. In parallel with her work in performances, the actress acted in films. National love and popularity came to Ekaterina Gradova in 1973, when she played the role of radio operator Kat in a television serial “Seventeen Moments of Spring”.
Ekaterina Gradova in “Seventeen Moments of Spring”
Ekaterina Georgievna was twice married. In 1971, the actress married Andrei Mironov, People’s Artist of the RSFSR. Two years later, the couple had a daughter, Maria, who followed in the footsteps of stellar parents and became an actress. Mironova made her mother a grandmother twice. Her eldest son was born in 1992 Andrei, named after the famous grandfather. And in 2019, Maria gave birth to a son Fedor… Ekaterina Georgievna shared that she really likes her daughter’s family.
In 1991, Gradova married for the second time. Her husband was a former nuclear physicist Igor Timofeev… The future spouses met during a pilgrimage trip to Optina Pustyn. After the wedding, they took their adopted son from the orphanage Alexey Sukhoverkova…
Maria Mironova with her son Fedor
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