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Russian actor, stage director Sergei Yursky dies at 83

FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, April 8, 2011, Russian actor Sergei Yursky reacts as he receives the Nika Award at a presentation ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Yursky, who died in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the age of 83, has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:39 AM

MOSCOW - Sergei Yursky, a renowned Russian film and stage actor who has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation, has died. He was 83.

The Mossovet Theater where Yursky worked said he died in Moscow Friday. The Tass news agency quoted his daughter as saying that he died of heart failure.

Born to an actor's family in Leningrad, Yursky graduated from theatre academy and joined the city's Bolshoi Drama Theater in 1957. He worked there for the next two decades and made his director's debut with Moliere. Since 1979 he worked as an actor and director in Moscow's Mossovet Theater.

Yursky also had a successful movie career, starring in such films as "The Golden Calf" and "The Meeting Place Can't Be Changed."

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