Mikhail Ivanovich Pugovkin (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Пу́говкин; July 13, 1923, Rameshki, Chukhlomsky District of Kostroma Oblast - July 25, 2008, Moscow) was a Soviet/Russian comic actor named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1988.
He studied in the Moscow Art Theatre school under Ivan Moskvin, took part in World War II and, following demobilisation, was featured in the 1944 all-star cast adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Wedding. Another step to stardom was the 1967 comedy Wedding in Malinovka.
Pugovkin went on to appear in more than 100 films. His roles in Leonid Gaidai's comedies, such as Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures (1965), Twelve Chairs (1971), Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973) and Borrowing Matchsticks (1980) made him one of the most popular comedians of the former Soviet Union.
Pugovkin died on July 25, 2008 in his house in Moscow. He was buried on July 29 at Vagankovo Cemetery.
|1975||Finest, the brave Falcon|
|It Can't Be!|
|1973||Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future|
|1971||The Twelve Chairs|
|1968||Fire, Water, and Brass Pipes|
|1967||Wedding in Malinovka|
|1965||Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures|
|1965||Give me a complaints book|
|1964||The First Day of Freedom|
Honours and awards
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland 4th class
- Order of Honour 
- Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Medal of Zhukov
- Jubilee Medal "50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
- Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
- Medal "Veteran of Labour"
- Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy"
- Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
- Ukrainian Order of Merit 3rd class
- Его фамилия Пуговкин и его родители тоже были Пуговкиными и никогда свою фамилию не меняли. Супруга Михаила Ивановича безуспешно боролась с этим вымыслом
- Указ Президента РФ от 14 января 2002 г. № 35
- Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 1 сентября 2003 г. № 1019
- Нагороджений Указом Президента України від 30 вересня 1999 року № 1252
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