Greek movie stars died at 71

Here are 4 famous actors from Greece died at 71:

Dionysis Papagiannopoulos

Dionysis Papagiannopoulos (July 12, 1912 Diakopto-April 13, 1984 Athens) a.k.a. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dionisis Papagiannopoulos or Dionyssis Papayannopoulos was a Greek actor.

He died caused by stroke.

Papagiannopoulos began his career in the theater, but later shifted his focus to film. He appeared in over 60 films throughout his career, earning critical acclaim for his performances. Some of his most notable film roles include "Theogonis," "Tyheronios" and "Zorba the Greek." Papagiannopoulos was a prominent figure in the Greek film industry, and his contributions to Greek cinema are still recognized and celebrated today. He was also known for his distinctive voice and his talent as a singer. In addition to his successful career in the arts, Papagiannopoulos was actively involved in politics and was a member of the Parliament of Greece for many years.

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John Colicos

John Colicos (December 10, 1928 Montreal-March 6, 2000 Toronto) a.k.a. John Collicos was a Greek actor. He had one child, Nicholas Colicos.

Colicos began his acting career in Canada, performing in various stage productions and Shakespeare plays. In the 1960s, he moved to the United States and started appearing in TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Mission: Impossible". He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the Klingon commander Kor in the original Star Trek series, a role he would reprise in several other Star Trek productions.

In addition to his work in sci-fi TV shows and movies, Colicos appeared in numerous other films and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica", "The Beachcombers" and "The Changeling". He was also a respected stage actor, performing in productions of "Hamlet", "Richard III" and "Macbeth", among others.

Colicos was recognized for his contributions to the arts, receiving the Order of Canada in 1986 and being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy as one of Canada's most beloved actors.

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Alexander Scourby

Alexander Scourby (November 13, 1913 Brooklyn-February 22, 1985 Boston) also known as Scourby, Alexander, Alexander Scorby, Alex Scourby or Alexander Scott was a Greek actor and voice actor. He had one child, Alexandra Scourby.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

Scourby is best known for his distinctive baritone voice, which made him a highly sought-after voice actor. He voiced numerous documentaries, television shows, and commercials, and he is perhaps most famous for his readings of the Bible. Scourby recorded the entire King James Version of the Bible on audio, which is still widely used and beloved today. In addition to his voice work, Scourby was also a prolific actor, appearing in films such as "The Big Heat" and "The Naked City." He also appeared in numerous Broadway productions throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Despite his success, Scourby remained a private person for much of his life, and little is known about his personal relationships or other aspects of his life outside of his work.

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Zannino (August 21, 1923 Galata-May 27, 1995 Athens) also known as Giannis Papadopoulos, Zan. Papadopoulos, Zanino Papadopoulos, Giannis Zannino, Ioannis Zannino, Giannis Zanninos, Ioannis Zanninos, Zanninos, Zanninos Zanninou or Yannis Jeannino was a Greek actor. He had one child, Sofi Zanninou.

Zannino was born into a poor family in Galata, a working-class neighborhood in Thessaloniki, Greece. He left school at an early age to work as an apprentice mechanic and later as a carpenter's assistant. Zannino's passion for acting began when he joined a local theater group called "The Children's Art Theatre" in Thessaloniki. He was discovered by a talent scout while performing in a play, and was offered a contract with a local touring theater company.

Throughout his career, Zannino appeared in over 80 films, including the classic Greek film Stella (1955) directed by Michael Cacoyannis, and Meres Tou '36 (1972) directed by Andreas Thomopoulos. He was known for his expressive face and his ability to embody a wide range of characters, from the comedic to the tragic. Zannino was also a popular stage actor, performing in numerous theater productions throughout his career.

Zannino was a committed political activist and unionist, and was known for his advocacy of workers' rights. He was a member of the Greek Communist Party, and his political beliefs often landed him in trouble with the authorities. Zannino was arrested several times throughout his life for his political activities, and spent several months in prison during the military dictatorship that ruled Greece from 1967-1974.

Zannino continued to work in films and on stage until his death in 1995. He was posthumously awarded the "Silver Cross of the Order of Honour" by the Greek government in recognition of his contributions to Greek culture.

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