Armenian movie stars died in 1971

Here are 1 famous actors from Armenia died in 1971:

Amasi Martirosyan

Amasi Martirosyan (April 18, 1897 Yerevan-December 21, 1971 Yerevan) a.k.a. A. Martirosyan or A. Martirosian was an Armenian actor, film director and screenwriter.

He began his career in 1914 as a stage actor and later transitioned to film. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of Armenian cinema and directed and wrote several films throughout his career. Some of his notable acting roles include "Zareh" in "Namus" (1926) and "Mher" in "Pepo" (1935). He was also known for his work in theater, and directed and acted in several productions. Martirosyan was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1945 for his contributions to the arts. He continued to work in theater and cinema until his death in 1971.

In addition to his work as an actor, film director, and screenwriter, Amasi Martirosyan was also a prominent cultural figure in the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. He served as the chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Armenia from 1940 to 1946 and was a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR. Martirosyan was also a proponent of Armenian national cinema and was instrumental in the formation of the Armenian State Institute of Cinematography. His legacy continues to be celebrated in Armenian cinema and theater, and a statue of Martirosyan was erected in Yerevan in 1973.

Martirosyan was born into a family of actors and grew up around the theater. He studied at the Nersisyan School in Tiflis (now Tbilisi) and later at the Moscow Art Theater. He returned to Armenia in the early 1920s and began his career in the newly formed Armenian theater and film industry. Martirosyan's film career included both silent and sound films, and he worked with many of the leading figures in Armenian cinema. Despite facing censorship and restrictions under Soviet rule, Martirosyan's films were known for their realism and social commentary.

In addition to his artistic contributions, Martirosyan was also involved in political and social issues. He was a member of the Communist Party and held several positions in government and cultural organizations. However, he also faced persecution during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s and 1940s. Martirosyan's personal life was also marked by tragedy; his wife and daughter were killed during the 1941 Armenian earthquake. Despite these challenges, Martirosyan continued to work in the arts and remained a respected figure until his death. Today, he is remembered as one of the pioneers of Armenian cinema and a cultural icon of the country.

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