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Alexander Godunov (1949–1995)

He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. After graduating he toured with the Moscow ... See full bio »

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 1995 The Zone
Lothar Krasna
 1994 North
Amish Dad
 1991 The Runestone
Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
 1988 Die Hard
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie)
Lamison / Bob Taylor (as Aleksandr Godunov)
 1970 Carmen Syuta
Jose (as Aleksandr Godunov)
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Other Works:

"Don Quixote, " "Spartacus, " Petit's "Carmen, " Limon's "Moor's Pavane" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Aleksandr Godunov


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While on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York, Godunov asked for political asylum, unleashing an international incident. The KGB had Godunov's wife, Bolshoi soloist, Ludmila Vlasova, on a plane to Moscow, but the flight was stopped before take off at Kennedy Airport as the State Department attempted to determine whether it was Ludmila's choice to go. After 73 hours, it was determined it was, ... See more »


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