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Leonid Gayday

Name in Native Language: "Леонид Иович Гайдай" (Russian/RU)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor | * 01/30/1923 († 70, 11/19/1993) | Svobodny, Amur Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Amur Oblast, Russia]
Leonid Iovich Gaidai (Russian: Леонид Иович Гайдай; 30 January 1923, Svobodny, Amur Oblast – 19 November 1993, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian comedy film director who enjoyed immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former Soviet Union. His films broke theatre attendance records and are still some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia. He has been described as "the king of Soviet comedy". ()

Leonid I. Gaidai (30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was one of the most popular Soviet comedy directors, enjoying immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former USSR and modern Russia. His movies broke theatre attendance records and are still some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Adventure | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Leonid Gayday

People's Artist of The Ussr Order of The Patriotic War 1st Class Medal "for Battle Merit" Medal "veteran of Labour" Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of The Rsfsr People's Artist of The Rsfsr Honored Art Worker of The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Medal "for The Victory Over Germany in The Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" Jubilee Medal "in Commemoration of The 100th Anniversary of The Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin" Jubilee Medal "twenty Years of Victory in The Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" Jubilee Medal "thirty Years of Victory in The Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" Jubilee Medal "forty Years of Victory in The Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" Jubilee Medal "50 Years of The Armed Forces of The Ussr" Jubilee Medal "60 Years of The Armed Forces of The Ussr" Jubilee Medal "70 Years of The Armed Forces of The Ussr"

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Movies with Leonid Gayday as Actor(3)

as Коробейников1971 12 Chairs
as пятнадцатисуточник, новелла Напарник1965 Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures
as Alyosha1955 Lyana

Movies with Leonid Gayday as Crew(38)

Directing/Director1985 Dangerous for Your Life!
Writing/Writer1985 Dangerous for Your Life!
Directing/Director1982 SportLotto - 82
Writing/Writer1982 SportLotto - 82
Directing/Director1980 For the Matches
Writing/Writer1980 For the Matches
Directing/Director1977 Incognito from St.Petersburg
Writing/Writer1977 Incognito from St.Petersburg
Directing/Director1975 It Can't Be!
Writing/Writer1975 It Can't Be!
Directing/Director1971 12 Chairs
Writing/Writer1971 12 Chairs
Directing/Director1968 The Diamond Arm
Writing/Writer1968 The Diamond Arm
Directing/Director1967 Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
Writing/Writer1967 Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
Directing/Director1965 Obsession
Writing/Writer1965 Obsession
Directing/Director1962 Businessmen
Writing/Writer1962 Businessmen
Directing/Director1962 Bootleggers
Writing/Writer1962 Bootleggers
Directing/Director1961 Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
Writing/Writer1961 Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
Directing/Director1961 Absolutely Seriously
Writing/Writer1961 Absolutely Seriously
Directing/Director1960 Трижды воскресший
Directing/Director1958 A Groom from the Right Society
Directing/Director1956 Долгий путь

Citizenships: Soviet Union (former country), Russia
Born: Tuesday, 01/30 1923 (January) in Svobodny
Died: Friday, 11/19 1993 (November) in Moscow (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: Russian (RU, native language)
Educated at: Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography
Member of: Association of Filmmakers of the USSR
Spouses (current/former): Nina Grebeshkova
Siblings: Aleksandr Gayday
Other names for Leonid Gayday (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Леонид Гайдай"
"L. Gaidai"
"Leonid Gaidai"
"Leonid Iovich Gaidai"
"Леони́д И́ович Гайда́й"
"Leonid Gaiddai"
"L. Gaydday"
"Леонид Иович Гайдай"
"Leonid Iowitsch Gaidai"
Leonid Gayday frequently works together with these people:
Georgiy Vitsin (10x, Actor)
Nina Grebeshkova (9x, Actress)
Yuriy Nikulin (7x, Actor)
Leonid Kuravlyov (7x, Actor)
Sergei Filippov (7x, Actor)
Mikhail Kokshenov (6x, Actor)
Mikhail Pugovkin (6x, Actor)
Vladlen Bakhnov (6x, Crew)
Natalya Seleznyova (5x, Actress)
Viktor Uralsky (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:244200, Added: 08/07/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2020