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Alexander Vampilov
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Born (1937-08-19)19 August 1937
Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Oblast, Soviet Union
Died 17 August 1972(1972-08-17) (aged 34)
Lake Baikal

Alexander Valentinovich Vampilov (Russian: Александр Валентинович Вампилов) (19 August 1937 – 17 August 1972) was a Soviet playwright. His play The Elder Son was first performed in 1969, and became a national success two years later. Many of his plays have been filmed or televised in Russia. His four full-length plays were translated into English and Duck Hunting was performed in London and Washington DC (Arena Stage).

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