Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov

Russian-american Dancer and Actor
Born Nov 28, 1949
Hometown Sakhalin
Died May 18, 1995
Death Place West Hollywood
Religion Russian Orthodox
Height 6' 3" (190 cm)
Nationality Russian

Alexander Borisovich Godunov, nicknamed "Sascha" was a Russian-American danseur and film actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the USA and the USSR.

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1949 Birth Born on November 28, 1949.
1958 8 Years Old Godunov was born in Sakhalin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Alexander began his ballet studies in Riga in 1958 in the class with Mikhail Baryshnikov. … Read More


1971 21 Years Old He joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 1971 and rose to become premier danseur. … Read More
1973 23 Years Old In 1973, he won a gold medal at the Moscow International Competition. … Read More
1974 24 Years Old His roles included Vronsky in Anna Karenina in 1974. … Read More


1982 32 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple divorced in 1982.
1987 37 Years Old He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1987.
1988 38 Years Old He was also involved in a long-standing romance with actress Jacqueline Bisset, which ended in 1988.


1995 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 18, 1995 his friends became concerned when he had been uncharacteristically quiet with his phone calls. … Read More
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