Monument to Tattybübü Tursunbayeva
In late April, the unveiling of the monument to Honored Artist of the Kirghiz SSR Tattybübü Tursunbayeva was held in Bishkek.
Bust on a pedestal was erected near the Kyrgyz National Academic Drama Theater named after T. Abdumomunov in the park named after the actress. The monument was commissioned by the brother of actress – Honored Artist of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurkan Tursunbayev. Author of the monument is a sculptor Omurbay Usebaev.
“Offer to make a monument came to me and another sculptor, laureate of the State Award of the KR Tair Mederov, over 6 years ago. Tair made a sketch of the monument. We made the bust together. One part of the work we were making at the plant named after Mikhail Frunze, and the other one – in the foundry of Art Foundation of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists”, - Omurbay Usebaev said.
Tattybübü Tursunbayeva is Honored Artist of the Kirghiz SSR, member of Union of Cinematographers of the USSR and the Union of theatrical figures of Kyrgyzstan.
She was born on July 12, 1944 in Chayek village, Jumgal district, Kyrgyzstan, in a peasant family.
Her first big screen role of Ak-Meer in the movie “Ak-Meer” by Melis Ubukeev gave her national love.
Tattybübü Tursunbayeva played about 30 roles on stage, including the role of Juliet (“Romeo and Juliet”), Amelia (“The House of Bernarda Alba”), Asel (“The Red Scarf”), Anvar (“The Ascent of Mount Fuji”) and many others.
Actress died on December 21, 1981.