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Actor Giorgos Foundas dies

Δημοσίευση 29 Νοεμβρίου 2010, 10:19 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Actor Giorgos Foundas dies
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Noted Greek actor Giorgos Foundas died on Sunday in Athens at the age of 85. Foundas, who was suffering of Alzheimer's in recent years, had been hospitalised in an Athens hospital.

Noted Greek actor Giorgos Foundas died on Sunday in Athens at the age of 85. Foundas, who was suffering of Alzheimer's in recent years, had been hospitalised in an Athens hospital.

Foundas was born in 1924 in the village of Mavrolithari, in the Parnassida district of central Fokida prefecture, while he studied drama in Athens.

His first cinematic role was in the 1944 film "Hirokrotimata".

Foundas was widely acknowledged for his roles in the international hit "Alexis Zorbas" (1964), the milestone Greek-language movie "Stella" (1955) and Jules Dassin's "Never on Sunday" (1960), the latter two co-starring with Melina Mercouri.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday in the First Athens Cemetery.