Despite his considerable age, and after all, the number of years of the beloved actor of many generations has already passed his eighties, Lev Durov continues his creative activity, playing roles in films and meeting with the audience.
Artist Lev Durov
The charming actor with a kind and smiling appearance and inimitable timbre of voice began his theatrical career in 1954, and over 40 years of work in theater and cinema has never disappointed the viewer, remaining a favorite of the audience, admiring both his artistic talent and director's work. Lev Durov was born in Moscow and comes from a family of circus actors. The characters of more than 200 films with his participation are known not only in Russia, but also in many foreign countries.
In the press, Lev Durov received the characterization of a tragic clown, for the fact that positive and negative traits merge in his characters. The title of People's Artist, which he received from the state, is only an official recognition of his talent. Regardless of the regalia received, he is remembered and loved not only on the territory of his native country, but also on many continents of the Earth.
What happened to actor Lev Durov
Like many people of advanced age, Lev Durov is not immune from disease. In 2005, the famous actor was hospitalized at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine with a preliminary diagnosis of stroke. During the rehearsal of the premiere performance, in which he played the main role, Lev Konstantinovich lost consciousness. At first indications, it was a heart attack. After a thorough examination by computed tomography, the diagnosis was changed to the wording "microstroke". After the rehabilitation period, Durov felt much better and, despite the recommendations of the attending doctors to leave the stage, after a short time he returned to work.
On August 6, 2013, Lev Durov fell in his apartment on the Frunzenskaya embankment and was taken to the Botkin hospital with a diagnosis of a hip fracture. This clinic did not accept the actor for the first time, as he received many different injuries while working on the set of films. This time the situation was serious and Lev Konstantinovich had to undergo a surgical operation to implant an artificial joint. The injury of Lev Durov did not prevent him from starting his usual activities and making the planned trips after a short time.
Apparently, only a constant positive attitude and love of life help the beloved actor of many generations to overcome all difficulties and not only maintain vigor and activity in the ninth decade of his life, but also continue to engage in creative work, successfully tour and write books about his fruitful work and rich life.