Alexander Godunov, Actor: Die Hard. 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 Classical Ballet. He joined the Bolshoi in 1971; there he ...

Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. Specifically: Ashes Given to Family

Headshot of Russian-born Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov posing in a tuxedo at a Movie Awards ceremony. Godunov had defected to the US from the USSR twelve years earlier.

Headshot of Russian-born Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov posing in a tuxedo at a Movie Awards ceremony. Godunov had defected to the US from the USSR twelve years earlier.

Alexander Godunov

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Alexander Godunov...we were sitting on the wall outside of NYC Ballet and saying to the Russian dancers, "Defect!" LOL, when we got home and watched the news, we learned that Godunov had defected.

we were sitting on the wall outside of NYC Ballet and saying to the Russian dancers, "Defect!" LOL, when we got home and watched the news, we learned that Godunov had defected.

Portrait of Russian-American ballet dancer and actor Alexander Borisovich Godunov (1949 - 1995) as he leans against a lamp post in Central Park, New York, New York, mid 1980s.

Portrait of Russian-American ballet dancer and actor Alexander Borisovich Godunov - as he leans against a lamp post in Central Park, New York, New York, mid

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The actor who played Karl the main henchman to Hans Gruber in the movie Die Hard was a Russian trained ballet dancer who defected to the USA which at the time caused an international incident

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Alexander Godunov. Ballet star who became an actor, appearing in "Witness" and he was in "Die Hard." Sad loss.

Ballet star who became an actor, appearing in "Witness" and he was in "Die Hard.

Alexander Godunov. Alexander Borisovich Godunov, "Sascha", was born in Sakhalin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, in the Russian Far East. He was an amazing Russian dancer & actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the US & USSR. Click to read more about the great Godunov,  He is very much missed..

Alexander Borisovich Godunov (Nov 1949 /May nicknamed "Sasha", Russian-American Ballet Dancer & Film Actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between U.

Alexander Godunov, Nov.28,1949 - May 18,1995. (Ballet Dancer, Actor- "Witness", "Die Hard"). His Body Was Found In His Home. Died Of Complications From Hepatitis Due To Chronic Alcoholism

Alexander Godunov, - May (Ballet Dancer, Actor- "Witness", "Die Hard"). Died Of Complications From Hepatitis Due To Chronic Alcoholism

August 23, 1979: Soviet Bolshoi Ballet Dancer, Alexander Godunov defects while the Bolshoi is performing in the US. Alexander went on to continue dancing and became an actor. As an actor, he is most recognized as Karl, the German Terrorist in the 1988 Action Movie: Die Hard. Godunov died in 1995 as a naturalized citizen of the United States.

August 23, 1979: Soviet Bolshoi Ballet Dancer, Alexander Godunov defects while the Bolshoi is performing in the US. Alexander went on to continue dancing and became an actor. As an actor, he is most recognized as Karl, the German Terrorist in the 1988 Action Movie: Die Hard. Godunov died in 1995 as a naturalized citizen of the United States.

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