Zinovy Vysokovsky could well have become an experienced and skillful engineer. However, he dreamed of performing on the theater stage. And he did everything to make his dream come true. The actor took part in many theatrical performances, was a master of the spoken genre, acted in films. He was always distinguished by an enviable sense of humor, which more than once drew applause from the audience..
From the biography of Zinovy Moiseevich Vysokovsky
The future theater and film actor was born in Taganrog on November 28, 1932. Zinovy's father worked as a chief accountant at a local brick factory. The young man graduated from school with honors, receiving a gold medal.
Since childhood, Vysokovsky dreamed of becoming an actor. However, the father did not share Zinovy's plans. Upon learning of his choice, the head of the family was outraged: the excellent student chose the career of a tramp for himself! And yet, in 1952, Vysokovsky went to the capital of the USSR to enter the Shchukin School. The first attempt failed - the notorious "fifth column" interfered. The young man returned home and became a student at the Radio Engineering Institute. However, the dream of an acting profession did not let him go.
Having already become a certified engineer, Vysokovsky made another attempt to enter a theater university. This time, fate was favorable to him: he became a student at the Shchukin school, enrolling in the course of Vladimir Etush.
The creative path and personal life of Zinovy Vysokovsky
Zinovy graduated from the school in 1961. And immediately he became an actor in the Moscow Theater of Miniatures. From 1967 to 1987, Vysokovsky served at the Theater of Satire.
Among the best works of Zinovy Moiseevich are the roles of the Postmaster in The Inspector General, the Pharmacist in Intervention, Jealous Husband in the play Small Comedies of the Big House, Schweik in World War II.
Since 1963, Vysokovsky began working in cinematography. His debut was the role of war correspondent Misha in the film "The Living and the Dead". However, Zinovy Moiseevich gained wide popularity and genuine love of the public when he started working in the cult project "Zucchini 13 Chairs".
Vysokovsky also showed his abilities as an artist of the spoken genre. His "telephone monologues" over time began to be considered classics of Russian pop music. The audience greeted Zinovy Moiseevich's monologues with constant delight. Vysokovsky with great skill read from the stage the poems of Simonov, Vysotsky and Gamzatov, the works of Zhvanetsky and Zoshchenko.
Already in this century, the actor has starred in several Russian films. Among these films: "Looking Down", "Kyshkin House", "Park of the Soviet Period", "Dirty Work".
In the last years of his life, Vysokovsky conducted humorous radio programs. Zinovy Moiseevich also published an autobiographical book.
The actor passed away in Moscow. Vysokovsky's heart stopped beating on August 3, 2009.
Zinovy Vysokovsky was married. With their wife, Lyubov Efimovna, they lived together for more than half a century. Vysokovsky's wife said that their marriage was given to spouses from above. The daughter of Zinovy Moiseevich and Lyubov Efimovna, Ekaterina, chose the profession of a journalist. Granddaughter Sophia is an actress.