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The Nesovetsky person of thaw

Dzidra Ritenbergs
the obituary

In Riga on 75 Has died - m to year of life the well-known Soviet actress Dzidra Ritenbergs has died.
Dzidra Ritenbergs was born in the country which in Soviet Union named bourgeois Latvia. And the first steps on a scene did already in Latvia Soviet: in 1948 it has ended studio at the Latvian art theatre of a name of Rajnisa. Played Liepajsky theatre, then all at the same Theatre Rajnisa. But it well-known all over the country has made cinema. One of the first roles has brought to it loud glory is there was proud rural girl Malva in a film under Maxim Gorkogo`s stories. To all-Union popularity the European recognition was soon added also: in 1957 she has won a prize of the Venetian film festival for Best Actress.
In the beginning 60 - h on the International film festival in Moscow where it represented Latvia together with Viej Artmane, Dzidra Ritenbergs has got acquainted with Evgenie Urbansky and soon became his wife. It was one of the most beautiful married couples of the Soviet cinema. Dzidra Ritenbergs has got over to Moscow and has arrived in Drama theatre of a name of Stanislavsky - Baltic actresses in any Russian theatrical company and in any film crew were carriers of special nobleness of intonations and easy, but exciting “ nesovetskosti “.
Their daughter was born after three months after Evgenie Urbansky`s tragical  destruction on film shootings “ the Director “ in 1965. And in some years the deserved actress of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Dzidra Ritenbergs together with the daughter for ever has returned from Moscow to Riga. She has dared to replace not only a residence permit, but also a trade: having ended director`s branch of the Latvian conservatory, the widow Urbansky began to test in direction. Dzidra Ritenbergs has put three films - “ This dangerous door on a balcony “ “ the House without an exit “ and “ a life long Waltz “. But till the end of days remained for all one of bright stars of an epoch of thaw.
PAVEL - SIGALOV