Charles Aznavour Biography (1924-)

Born Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian (some sources spell surname Aznavurjian),May 22, 1924, in Paris, France; son of Misha (a singer) and Knar (an actress;maiden name, Bagdassar) Aznavour; married Ulla (a model), January 11, 1960 (some sources say 1967); children: Seda, Katia, Misha, Nicolas. Religion: Gregorian. Career: Singer, actor, composer, and writer. Prominent French singer and songwriter since the 1940s; has written more than 800 songs,and recorded more than 1,000 songs in French, English, German and Spanish and has sold over 100 million records; performer in concert tours, including one tour in France, Latin America, and North America, 1995. Sometimes billed asCharles Aznavurian. Member: Authors and Composers society in France and Switzerland. Awards, Honors: Best actor of the year, 1958, for La Tete Contre les Murs; Country Music Award, best composer, for "Yesterday When I Was Young," The Hustle, 1975; Cesar Honorary Award, 1997; also received thirty-seven gold albums. Addresses: Agent: c/o Fifi OscardAgency, 24 West 40th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018; Guy Bonnet, Agents Associes, 201 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris, France.

Singer, actor, composer, writer
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May 22, 1924
Paris, France

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