Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Birthday
18, 1933
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 1, 2017 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1933
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 1, 2017 (83)

About

A Russian author, poet, actor, and director, he is best known for Babiyy Yar, a political poem. His other notable works include Nasledniki Stalina (The Heirs of Stalin) and Stanciya Zima (Zima Station). 

Before Fame

He was born into a family of Siberian peasants and had written his first poem by the time he was ten years old.

Trivia

He played the lead role in the 1979 film Vzlyot (Take-Off).

Family Life

He was married four times, to Bella Akhmadulina, Galina Sokol-Lukonina, Jan Butler, and Maria Novikova, and he fathered five sons. 

Associated With

He and Andrei Voznesensky were Russian literary contemporaries.