Well-known film and theatre actor Mikhail Kozakov, aged 76, has died today. He suffered from inoperable lung cancer.
Lately Mikhail Kozakov lived in Israel, where he was undergoing medical treatment.
The actor made his film debut as Charles Tibo in Mikhail Romm’s political drama Murder on Dante Street in 1952. The debut was a success, and soon the actor started playing vivid distinguishing roles in films of various genres. In 1978 Mikhail Kozakov debuted as a film director with the television film An Unnamed Star, where he also starred on a par with Anastasiya Vertinskaya and Igor Kostolevsky. In 1982 he directed his famous film Pokrovsky Gates.
Viewers remember Mikhail Kozakov’s brilliant roles in such films as The Amphibian Man, Hello, I'm Your Aunt!, Lubov morkov, and others.