Edit

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (5)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 October 1920Rodosto, Ottoman Empire [now Tekirdag, Turkey]
Date of Death 11 January 2002Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France  (heart attack)
Birth NameAchod Malakian

Mini Bio (1)

Henri Verneuil was born on October 15, 1920 in Rodosto, Ottoman Empire as Achod Malakian. He was a director and writer, known for The Sicilian Clan (1969), The Night Caller (1975) and Mother (1991). He died on January 11, 2002 in Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

Trivia (5)

It was at the tender age of 4 that Achod Malakian arrived with his family in Marseille, joining thousands of Armenians in fleeing the Turkish government's massacres of their people. As Henri Verneuil, at the end of his life, he devoted his two final full-length features to this part of his childhood and heritage.
Born in Turkey and was a naturalized French citizen of Armenian ancestry.
Former journalist, editor, film critic and radio commentator. Directed his first short film in 1946, his first motion picture six years later. Best known for his popular thrillers and action films, frequently starring Jean Gabin.
Henri is a French citizen of Armenian descent.
Father of actress Gaya Verneuil.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page