In Moscow, after a long illness, the widow of the famous actor Yuri Nikulin died. Tatyana Nikulina didn't live to see her 86th birthday for a month and a half.
The son of the artist - the director of the Moscow circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Maxim Nikulin - said that shortly before Nikulin’s death, she suffered a stroke.

Tatyana Nikulin at the monument to Yuri NikulinTatyana Nikulin at the monument to Yuri Nikulin
Tatyana Nikulina was born in 1929. In 1949, she met Yuri Nikulin, and soon began performing with him in a circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. She worked there until 1981, when Nikulin became a circus director.
Farewell to the actress to be held on Tuesday. The editors of uznayvse.ru want to remind you that Yuri Nikulin died in 1997 after a heart operation.

How did Nikulina meet her husband?

Acquaintance of Tatiana Pokrovskaya and Yuri Nikulin took place under unusual circumstances. At that time, she studied at the Timiryazev Academy and was fond of equestrian sports. The girl spent much time in the stable at the institute, where he lived an unusual foal-dwarf named Lapot.
One day the famous clown Mikhail Rumyantsev (Pencil) came to see the animal. A clown with unusual proportions liked the clown, and he asked Tatiana and her friend to teach him simple tricks. Soon the animal was taken to the circus, and there Pencil introduced Tatiana to his assistant - Nikulin. The girl was invited to the play with the participation of Lapte. In one of the scenes, Pencil was supposed to teach Nikulin to ride a horse, but the animal beat the artist with hoofs, after which he was taken away in an ambulance. Tatiana began to visit Yuri in the hospital, and soon they began to meet and got married.

Short biography of Yuri Nikulin

The famous Soviet and Russian actor was born in 1921. He fought, and during the war was seriously contused. He was awarded the medals "For Courage", "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany". After the war, he tried to enter VGIK, but was rejected because the admissions committee considered that he had no acting skills. Soon the young Nikulin finished clownery studio and went to work in a circus. A circus artist on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, he was until 1981.
Yuri Nikulin in the film "The Diamond Arm"Yuri Nikulin in the film "The Diamond Arm"
In the cinema, Nikulin made his debut in 1958, playing in the movie “Girl with a Guitar”, but the glory of the film actor came to him later. In 1961, he embodied on the screen the famous image of Balbes in the comedy Gaidai “Dog Barboos and the unusual cross”. Later he returned to this hero more than once.
Other films that have been glorified include the comedies “The Diamond Hand” and “The Old Robber Men”, as well as the drama “To Me, Mukhtar!”.

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