Jouko Turkka, Finnish theatre director and writer, Died at 74

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Jouko Veli Turkka was born on April 17, 1942, and died on July 22, 2016.

He was a Finnish theatrical director and controversialist.

Jouko Turkka was assistant director of the Helsinki City Theatre from 1975 to 1982, and a professor at the Theatre Academy Helsinki from 1981 to 1988, being its rector from 1982 to 1985.

He was influenced a whole generation of Finnish actors and created a recognisable style of acting.

He died after a long illness.

Jouko Turkka passed away at 74 years old.