Biography

Leonid I. Gaidai (30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was one of the most popular Soviet comedy directors, enjoying immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former USSR and modern Russia. His movies broke theatre attendance records and are still some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia.

Leonid I. Gaidai (30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was one of the most popular Soviet comedy directors, enjoying immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former USSR and modern Russia. His movies broke theatre attendance records and are still some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1923-01-30

Day of Death 1993-11-19

Place of Birth Svobodny, Amur Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Amur Oblast, Russia]

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Also Known As

  • Leonid Gayday
  • Леонид Гайдай
  • L. Gaidai
  • Leonid Gaidai
  • Leonid Iovich Gaidai
  • Леони́д И́ович Гайда́й
  • Leonid Gaiddai
  • L. Gaydday

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1993 There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach Director
1989 Private Detective, or Operation Cooperation Director
1985 Dangerous for Your Life! Director
1982 SportLotto - 82 Director
1980 For the Matches Director
1978 Chest of Drawers Was Lead Through the Street... Director
1977 Incognito from St.Petersburg Director
1975 It Can't Be! Director
1973 Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession Director
1971 12 Chairs Director
1970 The Diamond Arm Director
1967 Kidnapping, Caucasian Style Director
1965 Obsession Director
1965 Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures Director
1962 Businessmen Director
1962 Bootleggers Director
1961 Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross Director
1961 Absolutely Seriously Director
1960 Трижды воскресший Director
1958 A Groom from the Right Society Director
1956 Долгий путь Director

Writing

1993 There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach Writer
1989 Private Detective, or Operation Cooperation Writer
1985 Dangerous for Your Life! Writer
1982 SportLotto - 82 Writer
1980 For the Matches Writer
1977 Incognito from St.Petersburg Writer
1975 It Can't Be! Writer
1973 Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession Writer
1971 12 Chairs Writer
1970 The Diamond Arm Writer
1967 Kidnapping, Caucasian Style Writer
1965 Obsession Writer
1965 Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures Writer
1962 Businessmen Writer
1962 Bootleggers Writer
1961 Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross Writer
1961 Absolutely Seriously Writer

Acting

1971 12 Chairs as Коробейников
1955 Lyana as Alyosha

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