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Charles Aznavour
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Vocalist
    (May 22, 1924-October 1, 2018)
    Born in Paris, France
    Birth name was Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian
    Born to Armenian immigrants
    Chanson singer, songwriter and actor
    Sold 100 million records worldwide
    Songs include 'She,' 'Yesterday When I Was Young,' 'I Hate Sundays,' 'How Sad Venice Is,' 'A Life of Love' and 'La Boheme'
    Appeared in the films 'Shoot the Piano Player' (1960), 'The Last Testament of Orpheus' (1960), 'The Devil and the Ten Commandments' (1962), 'The Virgins' (1963), 'Candy' (1968), 'The Adventurers' (1970), 'And Then There Were None' (1974), 'The Tin Drum' (1979), 'Viva La Vie!' (1984), 'The Yiddish Connection' (1986), 'La Comedien' (1997) and 'Ararat' (2002)
    Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1996)
    He was a black marketeer during WWII.
    He had a nose job.
    He has been married three times, divorced twice.
    He recorded duets with Edith Piaf and Dean Martin -- after they were dead.
    He is huge everywhere except the US.
    He speaks and sings eight languages: French, Armenian, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian and Portuguese.
    He founded the charity Aznavour for Armenia after an earthquake struck the country (1988) and has raised over $150 million for humanitarian aid and rebuilding.
    He has been named a UNESCO Ambassador of Goodwill, an officer of the French Legion of Honor, an honorary officer of the Order of Canada and a National Hero of Armenia.
    In an international CNN/Time Online survey, he beat out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan to be named 'Entertainer of the Century.' (1998)

Credit: C. Fishel


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