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|Born||23 April 1955
|Died||17 October 2008(2008-10-17) (aged 53)
Ott was born in Otepää and first appeared on the Soviet Channel One in 1986 as host of Television Acquaintance (Russian: Телевизионное знакомство) show. He later worked on Russian Channel One and Estonian ETV, hosting "Urmas Ott and Others" on the latter channel.
On Television Acquaintance he interviewed well-known people, including Anatoly Karpov, Irina Rodnina, Ilya Glazunov and Alla Pugacheva. His style was intimate, usually facing the interviewee rather than the audience. He explained humorously that he appealed to Russian viewers because "I'm not one of them and I'm not foreign."
- Playback (1994)
- Carte Blanche (1995)
- Encore! Neeme Järvi (2001)
- Isikuraamat Erika Salumäest "Surplace" (2002)
- Isikuraamat Vardo Rumessenist "En face" (2002)
- Asmerid. Topeltpeeglis (2007)
- "President Ilves sent a letter of condolence to Urmas Ott's family". Estonia, Office of the President. October 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- "Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences over the death of journalist Urmas Ott". President of Russia. October 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- http://www.epl.ee/artikkel/445350 Urmas Ott 1955–2008 (Estonian)
- Первый канал. Зарубежное и тематическое вещание / Эфир / Телевизионное знакомство. Людмила Гурченко
- Урмас Отт: «Со мной уже не случится очень многого»
- "Piercing The Privacy Veil". TIME Magazine. Oct 10, 1988. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- Suri Urmas Ott (Estonian)
- "Urmas Ott ja Teised" show on ETV
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