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He acted in films, from classics of drama to fairy tales and adventures. His most popular works included Zhenya, Zhenechka i 'Katyusha (1967), Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika (Chronicles of a Dive-Bomber) (1967), Staraya, staraya skazka (A Very Old Story) (1970), Na Dne (The Lower Depths), Korol Lir (King Lear) (1969), V chetverg i bolshe nikogda (On Thursday and Never Again) (1977), Otpusk v sentyabre (Vacations in September) (1979). Oleg Dal played his last cinema role in Nezvany Drug (Uninvited Friend) by Leonid Maryagin in 1981.
Oleg Dahl also wrote verses that were put down and preserved in his diaries and personal correspondence. Dahl died on March 3, 1981 in his hotel room in Kiev, apparently in his sleep from a heart attack. He was buried in Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.
- Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha" (1967)
- A Very Old Story (1968)
- King Lear (1971)
- The Sannikov Land (1973)
- The Bad Good Man (Плохой хороший человек) (1973)
- The Captivating Star of Happiness (1975)
- How Ivanushka the Fool Travelled in Search of Wonder (1976)
- September Vacation (1979)