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Марк Бернес

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Nizhyn, Russian Empire (1911 – 1969)

Mark Naumovich Bernes (Russian: Ма́рк Нау́мович Берне́с, Mark Naumovič Bernes) (September 21 [O.S. September 8] 1911, Nizhyn, Russian Empire - August 16, 1969, Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Soviet actor and singer of Jewish ancestry, who performed some of the most poignant songs to come out of the World War II, including Tyomnaya noch (1943) and Zhuravli (1969). By his voice and singing style, he is similar to American performers Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

In late 1930s, not long before the war, Mark Bernes starred in two motion pictures: Man With a Rifle and The Fighter Planes . In both of these films, he performed songs, which immediately became famous all over Soviet Union after each film was released. In the former film, he performed the song Clouds Rose Over the City, which was a romantic song of a simple young Soviet worker. In the latter film, he performed a famous patriotic ballad Beloved Town. This pre-war song was full of hope and optimism, and several years later, this song helped soldiers during the war.
When the war began, Bernes became among the first singers to perform for the Soviet troops. In 1943, he starred in the motion picture The Two Soldiers. He played a young soldier from Odessa named Arkady Dzubin. In that film, Bernes demonstrated typically Jewish wit and humor, such humor that was characteristic of Jews from Odessa. In that film, he sang two masterpiece songs: The Dark Night and Song About Odessa. The second song is humorous account of Kostya the sailor man from Odessa who ironically spoke to his fiancee Sonya the fishergirl.

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  • zloiman

    В голосе есть харизма. Его ни с кем не спутаешь.

    4 Jan 3:34pm Reply
  • Same_Cat

    Душевность спасает, а о своём певческом умении он сам иронизировал.

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    как певец никакой, лишь аранжировки спасают

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    при том, что я не люблю ни бардов, ни поющих актеров - это просто эталон

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • anaytoly

    москвичи просто за душу берет

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • nb_2002

    "Темная ночь" - великолепное исполнение, просто, но так проникновенно...

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • RevolutionECW

    Шаланды полные кефали в Одэссу Костя привозил!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Bantukov

    Великолепный

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • aleksei-say

    great Soviet artist

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheLittleJohnny

    Темная ночь is amazing

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ErzengelM

    Сириозли андеррейтид артист..:-) !

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • jhuan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBuEm8ZmMNA Music Photo Project with the beautiful song Zhuravli

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Lethal_Cartman

    Хотят ли русские войны?

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • B-Retro

    "С чего начинается Родина" - лучшее исполнение.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ReaL_UnrealT

    Великий человек! Шикарные песни!

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bOn-bOnka

    Тёмная ночь.

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • GreatPretenderr

    великолепен!

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • MarkoMaterazzi

    Отличный голос у Великого человека...

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • d4lz

    да, он велик. отличный исполнитель.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • b-sideminsk

    Великий Человек. Огромное Спасибо ему и Авторам песни "Журавли".

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
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