The movie actor Yuri Nikulin died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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A widely popular Russian actor and clown in Soviet Russia, he starred in many popular films including Brilliantovaia Ruka (Diamond Arm), and 12 Stulyev (12 Chairs). In 1973, he was awarded the title of The People’s Artist of the USSR, and he received the Order of Lenin, both in 1980 and 1990.
His mother was a garage supervisor and his father was a satirical playwright, which influenced him to become an actor.
Yuri Nikulin, a master comic and one of Russia’s most loved actors, died today at a Moscow hospital. He was 75. Mr. Nikulin had been in critical condition since undergoing emergency heart surgery on Aug. 5 and died of heart failure.