Сегодня родился Гердт Зиновий Ефимович
On September 21, 1916 Gerdt Zinoviy Efimovich was born. This is the well-known Soviet and Russian stage and film actor. He was born with name Zalman Hrapinovich. Friends called him "Zyam". He was the younger fourth child in the Jewish family. Since the childhood he wrote poems. At the age of 16 he moved from Sebezha to Moscow to his brother. In Moscow he graduated from a factory school and worked as the construction electrician. At the same time he played at theater. Three years later he became a part of a main theatrical group. Gerdt is an artistic pseudonym of the actor. On June, 1941 Zinoviy Gerdt went to a front as a volunteer. In 1943 near Kharkov he was wounded in a foot and underwent ed 11 operations. After operations he returned to theater again. Then he started acting in films, but at first as a doubler. he was the host of several telecasts. He played in movies: "A gold calf", "12 chairs", "A straw hat", "The meeting place can't be changed", "Say the word about the poor hussar".