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Also Known As: Charles Aznavurian, Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian Died:
Born: May 22, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: singer, composer, actor, dancer, author

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A short, tough, popular singer of the 1950s, Aznavour effortlessly turned to films, most formidably as Charlie Koller in Francois Truffaut's New Wave classic "Shoot the Piano Player" (1960).

A short, tough, popular singer of the 1950s, Aznavour effortlessly turned to films, most formidably as Charlie Koller in Francois Truffaut's New Wave classic "Shoot the Piano Player" (1960).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Colonel, The (2006)
4.
 Emmenez-Moi (2005)
5.
 Ararat (2002) Edward
6.
 Truth About Charlie, The (2002) Himself
8.
 Les Annees Campagnes (1992) Grand-Pere
9.
 Il Maestro (1989) Romualdi
10.
 Mangeclous (1988) Jeremie
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1929:
Began performing professionally--reciting poems--aged five (date approximate)
1933:
Began career as dancer
1933:
Stage debut in "Emil et les detectives" in Paris
1938:
First film appearance (a bit) in Christian-Jacque's "Les disparus de St. Agil"
1942:
Appeared in documentary film "Music Hall"
1947:
Played a singing croupier in "Adieu Cherie"
1957:
First feature as composer, "Ces dames preferent le mambo"
1956:
First film performance in "Une Gosse sensass"
1959:
Starred in Francois Truffaut's "Shoot the Piano Player"
1961:
Composed the score for "Thou Shalt Not Kill"
1968:
Appeared in "Candy"
1970:
Co-starred in "The Games"
1971:
Screenwriting debut with "Les Intrus"; also starred
1975:
Had featured role in "And Then There Were None"
1979:
Co-starred in the Oscar-winning foreign film "The Tin Drum"
1981:
Acted in the film version of Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain"
1992:
Played the grandfather in "Les Annees campagnes/The Country Years"
1992:
Purchased Breton music publishers in France
1993:
Appeared with Liza Minnelli onstage at Carnegie Hall
1998:
Performed solo concert "Aznavour on Broadway"
1999:
Embarked on worldwide "farewell" concert tour; final appearance scheduled for Nice on April 6, 2001
:
Returned to films as co-star of "Ararat" (lensed 2001), directed by Atom Egoyan; played a film director making a movie about the 1920s conflict between Turks and Armenians
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Notes

Made an officer in the Legion d'Honneur in 1997

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wife:
Ulla Aznavour. Model. Married in January 11, 1960.

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mother:
Knar Aznavourian. Actor. Armenian.
father:
Misha Aznavour. Singer. Armenian.
sister:
Aida Aznavour-Garvarentz. Author. Older.
daughter:
Seda Aznavour.
daughter:
Katia Aznavour.
son:
Misha Aznavour.
son:
Nicolas Aznavour.
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