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Film Icon Oleg Yankovsky Passes Away
20.05.2009 13:54
Film Icon Oleg Yankovsky Passes Away

The illustrious film and theatre actor Oleg Yankovsky died this morning in a Moscow hospital after a long illness.
      Suffering from pancreas cancer the actor went to Germany for treatment, but then returned home and even took the stage in Lenkom Theatre in the brilliant play Marriage after Gogol.
      Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky was born on the 23rd of February 1944 in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. He played in more than 70 feature films. The most famous films starring him are: The Very Same Munchhausen (1979), An Ordinary Miracle (1978), Two Comrades Were Serving (1968), The Assassin of the Tsar (1991), and many others. His last film work was a vivid portrayal of a diplomat, the father of a golden youth representative in the movie of the year Hipsters.


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