Here are 1 famous actors from Armenia died in 1978:
Gurgen Janibekyan (May 30, 1897 Yerevan-September 27, 1978 Yerevan) also known as Gurgen Janibeki Ter-Khachatryan or Gurgen Dzhanibekyan was an Armenian actor, film director and cinematographer. He had one child, Karen Dzhanibekyan.
Gurgen Janibekyan was considered one of the most prominent and versatile actors of his time in Armenia. He began his acting career in 1919 and worked in the Yerevan Theatre of the Young Spectator for nearly 25 years. He also performed in various theatrical productions, including classical plays and contemporary works, and was a member of the Union of Armenian Filmmakers.
In addition to acting, Janibekyan directed a number of films, including the critically acclaimed "Ktor Me Yerkinq" (The Race of Life). He also worked as a cinematographer on several films, including "David Bek," which was the first color film produced in Armenia.
Janibekyan was a recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the title of People's Artist of Armenia, the Soviet Union State Prize, and the Orden "Zeal," one of the highest civilian honors in Armenia.
He is remembered as a figure who helped shape the cultural and artistic landscape of Armenia, and his legacy continues to inspire aspiring actors and filmmakers in the country today.
Janibekyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, which at the time was part of the Russian Empire. He completed his primary education in a local church school and went on to study at the Commercial College in Tiflis (now Tbilisi), Georgia. After serving in World War I, he returned to his homeland and began his career in acting.
In addition to his work in theater and film, Janibekyan was also involved in promoting the arts in Armenia. He founded the Armenian Film Studio and was a member of the Armenian Writers' Union. He even served as a deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR.
Janibekyan's contributions to the arts were not limited to Armenia, as he was also known internationally. His films were screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes and Venice.
Despite his success, Janibekyan faced opposition from the Soviet authorities, who disapproved of his nationalistic tendencies. He was briefly imprisoned in the 1930s and struggled to find work for a period afterwards.
Janibekyan passed away in Yerevan in 1978, but his legacy lives on through the continued admiration of his work and influence on Armenian theater and film.