Russian actors who deceased in 2004

Here are 3 famous actors from Russia died in 2004:

Richard Marner

Richard Marner (March 27, 1921 Saint Petersburg-March 18, 2004 Perth) also known as Alexander Molchanoff-Sacha, Alexander Molchanoff, Alexander (Sacha) Molchanoff, Sacha Molchanoff or Alexander "Sacha" Molchanoff was a Russian actor. His child is called Helen Marner.

Marner was born in Russia and spent his childhood there. However, at the age of 15, he and his family emigrated to Great Britain to escape the political instability in their homeland. Marner went on to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and began his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor.

During World War II, Marner served with the Royal Air Force and was later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in combat. After the war, he returned to his acting career and became a well-known television and film actor.

Some of Marner's most famous roles include playing Colonel von Strohm in the television series "‘Allo ‘Allo!" and appearing in films such as "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "The Sum of All Fears." He also had a successful career as a voice actor and narrated several documentaries and audiobooks.

Marner passed away in Perth, Scotland at the age of 82. He is remembered for his contributions to the entertainment industry and his service to his country during World War II.

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Radner Muratov

Radner Muratov (October 21, 1928 Saint Petersburg-December 10, 2004 Moscow) a.k.a. R. Murator, R. Muratov or Radner Zinyatovich Muratov was a Russian actor. He had one child, Leonid Muratov.

Muratov graduated from the Leningrad Theater Institute in 1953 and began his acting career at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater. He later became a member of the Moscow Art Theater and was known for portraying comedic roles. Muratov also appeared in several films, including "Big Family" and "The Brothers Karamazov". He received numerous awards for his acting, including the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1989. Outside of acting, Muratov was an author and poet. His works were published in several literary journals and his book "The World of a Clown" was released in 1992.

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Sam Kogan

Sam Kogan (October 22, 1946 Chernivtsi-November 27, 2014) was a Russian theatre director and actor.

Kogan was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and grew up in a family of actors. He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1968 and began his career as an actor at the Moscow Art Theatre. Kogan later became a theatre director, known for his innovative productions that combined classic texts with modern elements.

He directed productions at theatres throughout Russia and internationally, including the Taganka Theatre in Moscow, the Berlin State Opera, and the Comédie-Française in Paris. Kogan was known for his collaborations with playwright and director, Aleksandr Galin.

Kogan also taught at various theatre schools, including the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts and the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. He received numerous awards for his work, including the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 2003.

Kogan passed away on November 27, 2014, in Moscow, Russia, at the age of 68.

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