Tamara Degtyaryova

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Tamara Degtyaryova

Tamara Vasilyevna Degtyaryova (Russian: Тамара Васильевна Дегтярёва; 29 May 1944 – 9 August 2018) was a Russian stage, television and film actress.[1][2] In 1979, she received the State Prize of the USSR for her role in the television series Eternal Call.[3][4] In 2005 she was made a People's Artist of Russia.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Degtyaryova was born in Kaliningrad (present-day Korolyov, Moscow Oblast), in 1944.[6] Her parents were factory workers and as Degtyaryova was ill as a child, her mother stopped work to look after her.[2]


She graduated from the State Institute of Theatrical Art, Moscow, in 1965 and performed with the Moscow Youth Theatre from 1965 to 1970.[7] In 1970, she was invited to join the Sovremennik Theater, and played over 30 roles at the theatre during her career.[8] She performed in plays including Three Sisters (in the role of Anifisa), Pygmalion (in the role of Mrs Pearce) and Twelfth Night (in the role of Olivia).[8] In later years, she occasionally appeared at other theatres, including a production of The Cherry Orchard at the Anton Chekhov Theatre in 1990, and the play Gadina at the New Drama Theatre in 1999.[7]

Degtyaryova also appeared in films and television series, including Light in the Window (1980), Nikolai Vavilov (1990), Seeking a Man and Cool Route.[9] Her most well-known role was as Agatha Savelieva in Eternal Call, a long-running Russian television drama series.[2]

Degtyaryova taught acting in a number of educational institutions in Russia including Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.[6]

In November 2012, Degtyaryova had a leg amputated due to an untreated infection, and she spent the next two years convalescing.[2] She then returned to perform on stage with the use of a wheelchair, including the role of Evdokia in the play Women's Time.[1][3]

Degtyaryova died in Moscow on 9 August 2018 at the age of 74.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Degtyaryova was married for ten years to stage director Yuri Pogrebnichenko, whom she met while with the Moscow Youth Theatre, until they divorced.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Died people's artist of Russia Tamara Degtyareva – Russia news today". chelorg.com. 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Тамара Дегтярёва: ошибка докторов лишила её не только ноги" [Tamara Degtyareva: the mistake of doctors deprived her of not only her leg]. top-n.ru. 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Тамара Дегтярева лишилась ноги". internovosti.ru. 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Умерла актриса Тамара Дегтярёва". News. 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Тамара Васильевна Дегтярёва". USSR Cinema. Archived from the original on 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  6. ^ a b "Артистка театра и кино Тамара Дегтярёва скончалась в возрасте 74 лет". REGNUM News Agency (in Russian). 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Тамара Дегтярёва". sovremennik.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Умерла актриса театра и кино Тамара Дегтярёва • СоцИнформБюро". Social information Bureau (in Russian). 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b Elena Botoroyeva (9 August 2018). "Скончалась народная артистка России Тамара Дегтярёва" (in Russian).
  10. ^ "Tamara Degtyareva died". vaaju.com. 9 August 2018.

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