Pavel Leonidov was an impresario for many Soviet singers. He was in charge of the Variety Theater, wrote several dozen poems for famous songs. And Vladimir Vysotsky is Pavel Leonidov's cousin.
Pavel Leonidov is a famous Soviet poet. Songs based on his poems were performed by Joseph Kobzon, Vladimir Vysotsky, VIA "Flowers", Lyudmila Gurchenko and other famous singers, actors and collectives.
Leonidov Pavel Leonidovich was born in Moscow in September 1927 into a creative family. His father was a theater actor, and his mother was the daughter of Lev Levin, who was shot after being accused of the murder of the writer Maxim Gorky.
Pavel Leonidov spent his childhood and youth in Leningrad.
Having received his education, Pavel Leonidovich goes to work as an organizer of concerts and an entertainer. He was able to discover many future pop stars.
Leonidov was an impresario for Claudia Shulzhenko, Vladimir Vysotsky, Valery Obodzinsky, Joseph Kobzon, Mark Bernes, Larisa Mondrus and other famous actors and singers.
A creatively talented person wrote poems for the songs that have become popular. Among them: "Rowan Branch", "Romance", "School Ball", "Whole World", "Memory", "Snowflake", "Leaf Fall" and others. The famous impresario also worked at the Moscow Variety Theater, was the director of this temple of art.
In the mid-seventies, he emigrated to America.
Pavel Leonidovich Leonidov was also the uncle of the singer Vladimir Vysotsky. The famous impresario organized a tour of this famous singer in 1979, when V. S. Vysotsky gave concerts in North American cities.
P. L. Leonidov wrote books. He created these works already in New York, and published them there.
Pavel Leonidov had a wife - Olga Petrovna. The eldest daughter Olya also became a song poet. She also worked as a radio host. Then her daughter married Anatoly Semyonovich Gross, gave the famous father two grandchildren and a granddaughter. The heirs received an excellent education in America. Over time, young people became businessmen, and the girl became a lawyer.
Pavel Leonidovich Leonidov had a cousin - Alexei Vysotsky - the father of the famous Vladimir Semenovich Vysotsky.
Pavel Leonidov not only had such a famous cousin nephew, but also a cousin niece - the writer Irena Alekseevna Vysotskaya. She has created many books for children, is a cousin of Vladimir Vysotsky.
Pavel Leonidovich wrote 3 books: "Lebyazhy Lane", "Operation Return", "Vladimir Vysotsky and others." Pavel Leonidovich died in 1984. In 2011, the film “Vysotsky. Thank you for being alive". Here Pavel Leonidovich Leonidov was played by the singer Maxim Leonidov. But these two famous people are not related, since Maxim is the namesake of the great impresario.