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Soviet-Era Film Director Yungvald-Khilkevich Dies At Age 81

Georgy Yungvald-Khilkevich in 2009

Georgy Yungvald-Khilkevich in 2009

Prominent Soviet-era film director Georgy Yungvald-Khilkevich has died from cardiac arrest at the age of 81 at a Moscow clinic.

His death on November 11 was announced by his wife, Nadira Yungvald-Khilkevich.

Born in Tashkent in 1934, Yungvald-Khilkevich was known across the former Soviet Union as the director of popular movies that included D'Artagnan And The Three Musketeers, The Inmate Of Chateau d'If, and Oh, Vaudeville, Vaudeville.

Yungvald-Khilkevich created most of his films at the Odesa Cinema Studio in Ukraine.

He was hospitalized on November 3 with chest pains.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax