Armenian movie stars died at 73

Here are 2 famous actors from Armenia died at 73:

Grégoire Aslan

Grégoire Aslan (March 28, 1908 Switzerland-January 8, 1982 Cornwall) otherwise known as Krikor Aslanian, Aslan, Gregoire Aslan, Coco Aslan, Koko Aslan or Krikor Aslanian Kaloust was an Armenian actor, drummer and singer.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

Aslan began his acting career in the 1930s, appearing in films such as "Crime Unlimited" and "Black Eyes". He eventually moved to Hollywood and appeared in several big-budget productions, including "The Guns of Navarone" and "The Battle of the Bulge". Aslan was also a talented musician, playing the drums and singing in various nightclubs throughout Europe. In addition to his acting and music career, Aslan was a polyglot, speaking several languages fluently, including Armenian, French, English, and Greek. His legacy continues to inspire many aspiring actors and musicians to this day.

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Hamo Beknazarian

Hamo Beknazarian (May 19, 1891 Yerevan-April 27, 1965 Moscow) also known as Hamo Bek-Nazarov, Amo Bek-Nazarian, Ambartsum Ivanovich Bek-Nazarov, H. Bek-Nazarov, Amo Bek-Nasarov, Amo Bek-Nazarov, A. Bek-Nazarovi, Aleqsandre Bek-Nazarovi, Hamo Bek-Nazaryan or Amo Beknazarov was an Armenian film director, screenwriter, actor and athlete.

He was born into an Armenian family in Yerevan, in the Russian Empire. Beknazarian started his career as an athlete, setting numerous records in Armenia and the Caucasus region during the early 1900s. He later transitioned into the world of cinema, directing and producing many silent films during the 1920s and 1930s.

Beknazarian's most famous film is Pepo, which tells the story of a peasant who rebels against the corrupt officials of the Russian Empire during World War I. The film was released in 1935 and is considered a classic of Armenian and Soviet cinema.

During World War II, Beknazarian worked as a war correspondent for the Soviet government, documenting the Soviet military's victories against Nazi Germany. He also played a role in the creation of the Armenian SSR's film industry, which became one of the largest in the Soviet Union.

Beknazarian died in Moscow in 1965 and was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery. His legacy in Armenian and Soviet cinema continues to this day, and he is remembered as a pioneer in the industry.

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