Here are 3 famous actors from Russia died in 1961:
David Hoffman (February 2, 1904 Russia-June 19, 1961 Seattle) was a Russian actor.
Aleksei Popov (March 24, 1892 Pugachyov-August 18, 1961) also known as A. Popov was a Russian screenwriter, actor and film director. He had one child, Andrei Alekseyevich Popov.
Jack Kenney (December 5, 1902 Vladimir-January 27, 1961 Los Angeles) also known as Jacob Kenovitz or Gallagher and Shean was a Russian actor.