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Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
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Dzhigarkhanyan being awarded by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010
Born (1935-10-03)October 3, 1935
Died November 14, 2020(2020-11-14) (aged 85)
Nationality Armenian
Occupation actor, theater director

Armen Dzhigarkhanyan (Armenian: Արմեն Ջիգարխանյան, Russian: Арме́н Бори́сович Джигарханя́н; 3 October 1935 – 14 November 2020) was one of the most popular Soviet and Armenian actors. He was born on October 3, 1935, in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR.

He has appeared in 254 movies, including his 1981 leading role as Nazi Max Richard in Teheran 43. He acted in his first movie aged 25 in 1960.

Dzhigarkhanyan was given the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1985.

In April 2018 he again was hospitalized after a heart attack and fell into a coma. Dzhigarkhanyan died in Moscow on November 14, 2020. The cause of death was cardiac arrest due to kidney failure.

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