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Yuri Yakovlev is a popular Russian actor. He was born Yuri Vasilevich Yakovlev on April 25, 1928, in Moscow, Soviet Union. His father, Vasili Vasilevich Yakovlev, was a layer, and his mother, Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova, was a homemaker. Young Yakovlev was fond of acting and theatre. From 1948 - 1952 he studied acting at Shchukin Theatrical School of Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.
Since 1952 Yuri Yakovlev has been member of the troupe at Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. His most memorable stage performances were such roles as Triletsky in `Play without a title`, a play by Anton Chekhov (1968), as Karenin in `Anna Karenina` (1983) by director Roman Viktyuk, and the title role in `Kasanova` (1985). Since taking the role as Pantalone in 1963, Yakovlev has been delivering acclaimed performances in the legendary Vakhtangov`s production of Carlo Gozzi`s comedy `Princess Turandot`.
He shot to fame with the leading role as Prince Myshkin in The Idiot (1958) by director Ivan Pyryev. During the 1960s - 1980s Yakovlev was among the most popular actors in the Soviet Union. He was best known for such roles as Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha in Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (1973) by director Leonid Gaidai, and as Ippolit in Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (1975) (TV) by director Eldar Ryazanov.
Yuri Yakovlev was designated People`s Actor of the USSR, was awarded the State Prizes of the USSR and Russia. He received the Order of Lenin (1988), the Order of the Red Banne of Labour (1978), and numerous awards and decorations for his works on stage and in film. He is married to Irina Leonidovna Sergeeva, and the couple has two sons and a daughter. Outside of his acting profession Yakovlev is fond of reading classical Russian literature and listening to classical music together with his friends and family.
In 1997 Yakovlev published his book titled `Albom sudby moyey` (aka.. The album of my destiny). He is living with his family in Moscow, Russia.
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Yuri Vassilyevich Yakovlev
Yuri Vasilyevich Yakovlev (Russian: Ю́рий Васи́льевич Я́ковлев; 25 April 1928 – 30 November 2013) was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film and theatre actors. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1976.
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors
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