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Alexander Vertinsky and his elder sister Nadezhda were born in Kiev modern-day Ukraine out of wedlock : their parents couldn't marry since his father's first wife "Varvara, an elderly, evil and unattractive woman" refused a divorce, so he had to adopt his own children.
Both parents belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church. While Alexander considered himself Russian in general, he recognised his Ukrainian ancestry and Ukrainian as one of his native languages. In his letters Vertinsky recalled a time when he was working at Dovzhenko Film Studios and Ukrainian actress Natalia Uzhviy was surprised to hear his Ukrainian accent:. This is my homeland! Only here! What a pity that a person cannot choose themselves a corner on Tapps / The Megatrons - Burning With Fire / Rock The Planet What is Moscow to me?
I do not like it. I am wholeheartedly attached to these stones, on which I walked in my youth, erasing the marks, to these centenary chestnuts, which stood then and will stand after my death, like candlesticks, like a chandelier! All this sacred land of my Motherland! It is Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский pity that I sing in Russian and in general all Russian! I would have to be a Ukrainian singer and sing in Ukrainian!
While on his mother side he was of Ukrainian Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский he was sure that on his fathers side he had some Polish blood too, as "I never met people with my surname in Russia, but in Poland it is met more or less often Alexander's mother Eugenia Stepanovna Skolatskaya came from a noble family, but the parents rejected her after she had given birth to illegitimate children.
She died when Alexander was only three years old from sepsis after an unsuccessful surgery, and in two years his father also died from tuberculosis. As Alexander described it, Nikolai Vertinsky couldn't Excess - Tricky - Blowback his wife's death, spent a lot of time at the cemetery and at one point was found unconscious near her tomb, which led to his illness and quick death.
Vertinsky was brought up by his mother's sister Maria Stepanovna, while Nadezhda was raised by her other sister, Lidia Stepanovna. They didn't want siblings to meet, to the point that Alexander was told that his sister had died, and vice versa; only years later he saw her name in a theatrical magazine and contacted her. In he entered the First Kiev Gymnasium meant for children of aristocracy. He was expelled from the second grade and moved to the less prestigious 4th Kiev Gymnasium.
In he was expelled once again, this time from the fifth grade. Vertinsky didn't enjoy studying, Raped For Rent (Rehearsal) - Lividity - The Cumplete Demography 1994-2005 his aunt who "knew nothing about raising children".
He tried various jobs before starting to earn his living by contributing short stories to the Kievan periodicals. In Vertinsky and his sister moved to Moscowwhere he failed in his ambition to join Konstantin Stanislavski 's Moscow Art Theatre.
During that time, he became addicted to cocainea habit that would claim the life of his sister. From to he Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский part in the World War I by serving aboard Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский hospital train organized by the Morozovs.
He treated only heavily wounded soldiers and dressed a total of wounds. ByVertinsky started to employ a scenic figure of Pierrotwith powdered face, singing miniature novellas-in-song known as ariettas, or "Pierrot's doleful ditties". Each song contained a prologue, exposition, culmination, and a tragic finale. The novice performer was christened the "Russian Pierrot", gained renown, became an object of imitation, admiration, vilified in the press and lionized by the audiences.
Simultaneously with his booming singing career, he played screen bit parts in Aleksandr Khanzhonkov 's silent movies. From that time stems a lifelong friendship with Ivan Mozzhukhin. His famous piece "Vashi paltsy pakhnut ladanom" "Your Fingers Smell of Frankincense" was dedicated to another film star, Vera Kholodnaya. Shortly before the October Revolution Vertinsky devised a stage persona of Black Pierrot and started to tour Russia and Ukraine performing decadent elegies with a touch of cosmopolitan chic, such as "Kokainetka" and Tango "Magnolia" "V bananovo-limonnom Singapure".
In the words of the American researcher Richard Stites"Vertinsky bathed his I Cant Get Over You - Aswad - Distant Thunder in images of palm trees, tropical birds, foreign ports, plush lobbies, ceiling fans, and "daybreak on the pink-tinted sea"  — precisely those things which the war-time audience craved for.
By NovemberVertinsky decided to leave Russia with the bulk of his clientele. He performed in Constantinople and toured Romanian Bessarabiawhere he was declared a Soviet agent. After several successful tours in the Middle EastVertinsky followed the majority of well-to-do Russians to the United States, where he debuted before the audience which included RachmaninoffChaliapinand Marlene Dietrich. The Great Depression forced him to join the community of Shanghai Russians.
It was in China that he met his Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский and the oldest daughter, Marianna, was born. In the Soviet government allowed Vertinsky to return to Russia. Despite lack of media coverage, he performed about two thousand concerts in Откровенный Разговор - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский USSR, touring from Sakhalin to Kaliningrad.
In order to feed his family, he also appeared in Soviet films, often playing pre-revolutionary aristocrats, as in the screen version of Chekhov 's "Anna on the Neck" The artist died on May 21, of heart failure at the Hotel Astoria in Leningrad after giving his last performance. He was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.
There is even an album of electronic lounge covers, by the Cosmos Sound Club. Between and Vertinsky was married to Irina Vladimirovna Vertidis. While he doesn't mention her in his memoirs, Le Due Sicilie - Emanuele Calanduccio - U Marranzanu name could be found in the divorce certificate.
They had two daughters: Marianna Vertinskaya born and Anastasiya Vertinskaya bornboth successful actresses. Marianna was Why Didnt You Call Me (Live At Wembley Arena, London April 5, 2000) - Macy Gray - Why Didnt You Ca three times; she has a daughter Alexandra from her first marriage to the Soviet architect Ilya Bylinkin and a daughter Daria from her second marriage to the actor Boris Khmelnitsky.
Anastasiya was married to the film director Nikita Mikhalkov from to and gave birth to their son Stepan Mikhalkovalso an actor and restaurateur. According to the singer-composer Alexander Gradskyhe was married to Vertinskaya from toyet she denied they were ever officially married.
She also had a long-lasting relationship around 20 years with the theatre director Oleg Yefremov. A minor planet Vertinskijdiscovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina in is named after him.
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