Whatever Happened To: Yakov Smirnoff
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Yakov Smirnoff

Category: Show Biz
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: July 13, 2003
Last Updated: November 15, 2014
Yakov Smirnoff
Claim to fame: Yakov Smirnoff is an expat from the Soviet Union when it was still "the Evil Empire", he was a novelty act/comedian in the mid to late 80's, guest starring in movies such as Moscow on the Hudson, Brewsters Millions, The Money Pit and made numerous television appearences, Night Court, Major Dad, Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
Yakov Smirnoff
Where are they now? He moved to Branson, Missouri in 1992 and opened his own 1,400 seat dinner theatre. He has authored a book America On Six Rubles A Day and is also holds an art degree (from a Russian institution, name unknown -ed) and his work was featured at an art expo in New York City in early 2001 and a mural of his was displayed at Ground Zero in New York after 9/11.
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SWIGGY said:
December 10, 2008 1:45 AM
Reading an article in a recent AARP magazine at the doctor's office, he writes an advice column on finances. What A Country!
Oatmeal said:
May 29, 2009 8:53 PM
My wife and I watched his show in Branson. It was a mixture of his comedy routine, dance numbers, motivational speaking, and patriotic statements. It was actually enjoyable.
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 07/13/2003
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 07/25/2003
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