Upload Photo
Shown in a Dec. 20, 2006 photo, Soviet
Caption / Share

Shown in a Dec. 20, 2006 photo, Soviet film director Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Nov. 30, 2015. He was 88. Newsday's obituary for Eldar Ryazanov
(Credit: Getty Images/ Kirill Kudryavtsev )

1 of 150

Share this photo

Recent notable deaths

Recent notable deaths around the world.

Coming soon: Newsday's Entertainment newsletter, for the latest on celebs, TV, more.


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.