Yuri Nikulin

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Birthday
18, 1921
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 21, 1997 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1921
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 21, 1997 (75)

About

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.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Red Army in the Winter War against Finland from 1939 to 1940.

Trivia

In 1990, he was given the Hero of Socialist Labour award.

Family Life

His mother was a garage supervisor and his father was a satirical playwright, which influenced him to become an actor.

Associated With

He was often regarded as the Russian counterpart of silent comedian Buster Keaton.