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Larisa Dolina, singer and actress

Larisa Dolina, singer and actress

Larisa Dolina, singer and actress

Larisa Dolina (her maiden name is Kudelman) is a prominent Soviet and Russian jazz and pop singer and an actress. She was awarded the Order of Honor in 2005.
Larisa was born on September 10, 1955 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR. The singer’s musical career began in 1971, in a pop band, We are from Odessa. In 1990 Larisa played the main male role in rock opera Giordano (music by Laura Quint).
In 1991, Larisa was awarded the title of Best Female Singer of the country at the All-Union competition Pro. In 1993 she became the Honored Artist of Russia. In 1994 Dolina received the prize Crystal Dolphin on the All-Russian competition in Yalta, and won the National Music Prize Ovation in nomination The best rock singer. In 1996 she received the Ovation again as the best soloist of the year (in the Pop Music category).
On February 27, 2011, Larisa took part in the Moscow concert of the legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau in the Crocus City Hall. She sang two songs – classical Summertime and Wonder Where You Are from the album Hollywood Mood.
In May 2012, Larisa with the program Extrovert Dreams, traveled to the U.S., where gave three concerts – in Boston, Las Vegas and New York.

Personal life
Her first husband was Anatoly Mionchinsky, jazz musician, a former second conductor of the orchestra Contemporary (1980-1987). They have a daughter Angelina (born in 1983).
Her second husband was Victor Mityazov – bass guitarist, producer.
Bass guitarist and producer Ilia Spitsyn became her third husband.
Dolina’s granddaughter Alexandra was born on September 28, 2011.
Larisa’s second cousin is Irina Apeksimova, Russian actress and Roman Viktyuk’s theater director.

Filmography
Zolushka (Cinderella) (2003) as Godmother
Starye pesni o glavnom 1, 2, 3 (Old Songs of the Main Things) (1996, 1997, 1998)
Klubnichka (Cafe Strawberry) (1997)
Noveyshie priklyucheniya Buratino (New Adventures of Buratino) (1997) as Tortilla-The-Tortoise
Coordinates of Death (1985) performed theme song The land of Vietnamese
We Are from Jazz (1983) as Clementine Fernandez
Very Blue Beard (1979)

dolina family

Larisa and her family

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Larisa Dolina, singer and actress