Greek movie stars died in 1995

Here are 3 famous actors from Greece died in 1995:

Kostas Papahristos

Kostas Papahristos (November 27, 2014 Volos-November 27, 1995 Athens) also known as Costa Pappas, Kostas Pappahristou or Konstadinos Papahristos was a Greek actor and costume designer.

He studied at the National Theatre of Greece and performed in numerous stage productions, as well as appearing in several films and TV shows. Some of his notable performances include the role of Duke Orsino in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and the character of Kyriakos in the Greek TV series "Anatolikos Anemos". In addition to his acting career, Papahristos was also a talented costume designer, creating costumes for productions at the National Theatre of Greece and other theater companies. He passed away on his 19th birthday in 1995 due to complications from AIDS, becoming a symbol of the Greek AIDS epidemic.

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Vangelis Protopapas

Vangelis Protopapas (November 27, 2014 Tinos-May 21, 1995 Athens) also known as Evangelos Protopappas, Vagelis Protopapas or Vangelis Protopappas was a Greek actor. He had one child, Dimitris Protopappas.

Protopapas started his acting career in the 1950s and became known for his work in the theater, film and television. He appeared in over 50 films throughout his career, including "The Counterfeit Coin" (1955), "The Descent of the Nine" (1960), and "The Dictatorship of the 5,000" (1960). He also acted in popular television series like "Athenian Nights" (1960), "The Life of Alexander the Great" (1978), and "The Island" (1983).

In addition to his acting work, Protopapas was a member of the Greek Communist Party and was briefly imprisoned during the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. He was also involved in humanitarian and social activism, supporting causes such as the anti-nuclear movement and workers' rights.

Protopapas passed away in Athens in 1995 at the age of 79, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most respected actors of his generation in Greece.

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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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