In 1977, the Polish singer Maryla Rodovich made a splash at the song festival in Sopot. The contestant entered the stage in a clown costume. The girl had a drum behind her, and a bright bird sat on her shoulder. But not only the singer won the attention of the public in an extravagant way. Her catchy song "Colorful Fairs" became a hit for a long time.
Maria Antonina Rodovich admitted in an interview that she is not sad about the past, striving to be realized in the present. The performer confidently keeps pace with the times.
Take off to the top
The biography of the future star began in 1945. The child was born on December 8 in the city of Zielona Gora in the family of the owner of a pharmacy. Maryla spent most of her childhood in her small homeland, and graduated from high school in Wroclaw. The graduate continued her education at the Academy of Physical Education.
The student clearly demonstrated musical talent in childhood. She played the guitar superbly, sang well. Rodovich was a soloist in the university ensemble "Sheytany", became the winner of the student song competition in Krakow.
His professional career began in the 1960s. Each song performed by a charismatic blonde gained popularity. The composition "Colorful Fairs" brought her real fame. The premiere of the song took place in Sopot.
Marylya herself feared that the audience would not accept the composition because of the shocking image, but everything went well. Fans approved Rodovich's version of Vysotsky's "Finicky Horses" in 1987 and praised her duet with Joe Dassin.
The icon of the Polish stage performed in the genres of folk and pop rock. She released 20 records in several languages, performed over 2000 songs in her entire career. The artist did not stop working over time. She took part in the concert "Legends of Retro FM" in Moscow in 2004, together with Vitas sang the song "Klin Zhuravlin". The vocalist tours Europe and Asia. After participating in a huge number of competitions, the Rodovich collection has many awards.
Marylya Rodovich supports aspiring performers by organizing music festivals in her homeland. She secured the continuation of the National Song Festival in Opole and song competitions in Sopot and Krakow. Similar events in the filing of the vocalist take place in Oklahoma, Tulsa and Los Angeles.
At home, the popularity of the singer does not diminish. According to the results of the 2008 poll, she was recognized as the best national performer of the 20th century.
Family and creativity
The star does not like to talk about his personal life. Her romance with the impresario František Janeček ended with a break. The relationship with the photographer Krzysztof Geraltovsk did not last long. The parting ended later on romances with actor Daniel Olbrychsky, race car driver Andrzej Yaroshevich.
For seven years, the celebrity lived in an alliance with the director of the STU Theater Krzysztof Jasinski. A son, Jan, appeared in the family in 1979, and a daughter, Katarzyna, was born in 1982. The birth of babies did not contribute to the strengthening of the marriage.
In 1986 Maryla Rodovich married the entrepreneur Andrzej Duzhinsky. A year later, the couple had a child, the son of Yenzhei. The singer focused entirely on her family and barely performed. The husband decided to pursue a career as a wife. He organized the release of several of her albums, bought airtime on radio stations. The result was the performer's triumphant return to the stage. A surprise for the fans was the separation of the spouses after 30 years.
Mom is supported by children, especially her daughter. Katarzyna says that Rodovich's songs come from the heart, and the performer does not give in to new trends, always remaining herself.