Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev (April 25, 1928, Moscow - November 30, 2013  , ibid.) - Soviet and Russian film and theater actor. People's Artist of the USSR (1976). Winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1979). One of the most popular actors of the Soviet Union, the performer of more than a hundred roles in theater and cinema. The largest master of both comedy (“Hussar Ballad”, “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession,” “Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!”, “Kin-dza-dza”) and drama (“Idiot”, “Dangerous Turn”, "Earthly love") genres. The leading artist of the Vakhtangov Theater in its heyday.