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Yuri Nikulin

1921 - 1997

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Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Никулин; 18 December 1921 – 21 August 1997) was a Soviet and Russian actor and clown who starred in many popular films. He is best known for his roles in Leonid Gaidai's comedies, such as The Diamond Arm and Kidnapping, Caucasian Style, although he occasionally starred in dramatic roles and performed in Moscow Circus.He was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1973 and Hero of Socialist Labour in 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Nikulin has received more than 205,366 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Yuri Nikulin is the 768th most popular actor (up from 852nd in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 427th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Actor.

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Among actors, Yuri Nikulin ranks 768 out of 9,996Before him are Sissy Spacek, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Boyd, Oliver Reed, Lotte Lenya, and Lambert Wilson. After him are Glenn Ford, Lita Grey, Raj Kapoor, Sara Montiel, Jill Ireland, and Barbara Bel Geddes.

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Among people born in 1921, Yuri Nikulin ranks 76Before him are Paul Watzlawick, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Jack Steinberger, Iris Apfel, Farida of Egypt, and Countess Georgina von Wilczek. After him are Mario Lanza, Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, and Herta Bothe. Among people deceased in 1997, Yuri Nikulin ranks 57Before him are Gerda Christian, Carl Gustav Hempel, Stéphane Grappelli, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Alexander R. Todd. After him are Miguel Najdorf, Narciso Yepes, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Marco Ferreri, Masaru Ibuka, and André Franquin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Nikulin ranks 423 out of 3,262Before him are Nathalie Sarraute (1900), George Ostrogorsky (1902), Vsevolod the Big Nest (1154), Rinat Dasayev (1957), Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), and Yuri Lotman (1922). After him are Aleksei N. Leontiev (1903), Prince Albert of Prussia (1809), Elsa Triolet (1896), Sophia Tolstaya (1844), Lauri Törni (1919), and Ramzan Kadyrov (1976).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Yuri Nikulin ranks 5Before him are Yul Brynner (1920), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Lila Kedrova (1918), and Michael Chekhov (1891). After him are Leonid Kuravlyov (1936), Olga Knipper (1868), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Yevgeny Leonov (1926), Andrei Mironov (1941), and Lyubov Orlova (1902).

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