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Who is Juri Aarma? (Biography)
Juri Aarma, Born on May 30, 1951 in the Kirov region – died on May 21, 2019 in Tallinn. Soviet and Estonian actor, singer, radio host, journalist, showman.
Juri Aarma was born on May 30, 1951 in the Kirov region in a family of deportees. Father – Gunnar Aarma, a famous Estonian healer, esoteric writer, translator, philosopher.
In 1956, together with his family, he moved to Estonia, to the city of Pärnu, where he grew up. From an early age, he studied music and vocals. Graduated from music school, piano class.
In 1974, he graduated from the acting department (stage art department) of the Tallinn State Conservatory, the course of Grigory Kromanov and Mikk Mikiver.
In 1975-1996 he worked at the Tallinn City Theater (until 1992 – the State Youth Theater of the Estonian SSR) in Tallinn. Since 1975 he has acted in films. He played small roles in the films “Granite Islands“, “Rowan Gates“, “Faust“, “Mermaid Shoals“, etc.
In 1992-1996 he worked at the radio Kuku raadio (Kuku radio) – first as an editor, then as one of the co-authors of the programs. Juri appeared on TV in the entertainment program “Ajaviitur”.
In 1995-2002, he was the editor of the Estonian magazine Theatre. Music. Cinema”. In the 2000s, he starred in several Estonian and Finnish films.
In recent years, he has worked for the Estonian weekly newspaper Maaleht and has performed as an independent actor and singer.
Jüri Aarma tragically died on May 21, 2019 at the Veerenni railway crossing in Tallinn under a train. The tragedy occurred at 10:34 when he was crossing on his bicycle.
Juri Aarma’s personal life
He was married. The son is Kiur Aarma, a well-known Estonian TV journalist.
Filmography of Juri Aarma
- 1975 – Creation (short)
- 1976 – Granite Islands
- 1981 – Rowan Gate (Pihlakaväravad) – Kalle (dubbed by A. Lipov)
- 1982 – Faust – a young man
- 1984 – Peppy Ball (Pipi ball) (film-play)
- 1988 – Mermaid Shoals (Näkimadalad ) – Hans Werthausen
- 2003-2009 – Houses in the city center (Kodu keset linna)
- 2007 – Georg (Georg) – pianist 2018 – Green cats (Green cats / Rohelised kassid)