17 December 1928
Leonid Bronevoy was born
He was born in Kiev, lived in Khreschatyk. In his childhood, he learned to play violin at a music school under the conservatory of music. His teacher was the famous Kiev professor David Berthier. When the future actor was eight, his father, who worked for the state security, was arrested. Lenya and his mother were exiled to the town of Malmyzh, Kirov region, where they spent five years. After the sixth grade, the boy entered an evening school for working youth. In 1941, he was evacuated to Chimkent, where he worked during the entire war, either as a baker, or as a mechanic. In 1950, Bronev graduated from Tashkent Theatre Art Institute named after Alexander Ostrovsky.