MOSCOW — Lyudmila Gurchenko, a popular Russian movie actress since the mid-1950s, has died at age 75.
Ms. Gurchenko died at her home in Moscow Wednesday, Russian news agencies reported.
A Kremlin statement said she died of an unspecified serious illness.
She became a star at age 21 when she played the lead in the 1956 comedy “Carnival Night,’’ which also was the debut of the noted director Eldar Ryazanov. He again directed her a quarter-century later in another of her most noted roles, as the waitress in “Station for Two.’’