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1. Jules Dassin Jules Dassin Director, Rififi Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi, Never on Sunday, and Topkapi. He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants...
2. Andréas Voutsinas Andréas Voutsinas Actor, The Producers
3. Mihalis Kakogiannis Mihalis Kakogiannis Director, Zorba the Greek Sent to London to read for the Bar, Cacoyannis gravitated instead to the Old Vic stage school. He had a short stage career under the name "Michael Yannis" before deciding he wanted to direct films.
4. Katina Paxinou Katina Paxinou Actress, Rocco and His Brothers Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several major roles in Sophocles' "Electra"...
5. Titos Vandis Titos Vandis Actor, The Exorcist
6. Aliki Vougiouklaki Aliki Vougiouklaki Actress, Madalena Aliki Vougiouklaki was born in 1934 (or 1933, according to some sources), in Maroussi Attikis, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made her stage debut in a 1953 Athens production of Molière's "Le malade imaginaire". Around the same time she made her movie debut in The Little Mouse...
7. Demis Roussos Demis Roussos Self, Demis Roussos
8. Thanasis Vengos Thanasis Vengos Actor, Ulysses' Gaze Thanasis Vengos was born in 1927 in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Greece. He made his movie debut in 1952 and played many supporting parts in films of the 1950s, often working as a technician, too. His first really major part was in the anti-war comedy Psila ta heria Hitler; he followed that with a long series of comedies...
9. Nikos Nikolaidis Nikos Nikolaidis Writer, Singapore Sling
10. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, The Seventh Scroll
11. Sotiris Moustakas Sotiris Moustakas Actor, Zorba the Greek
12. Labros Konstadaras Labros Konstadaras Actor, A Matter of Earnestness Labros Konstadaras (13 March 1913 - 28 June 1985) was one of the greatest actors of Greek theatre and cinema, excellent both in comedy and drama, with ancestry from Istanbul. He was the brother of actress Mitsi Konstadaras and father of former New Democracy MP Dimitris Konstadaras who gave him two grandchildren...
13. Manos Hatzidakis Manos Hatzidakis Soundtrack, Munich The names of Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis have been written with golden letters in the music history of Greece since 1960. He was born in Xanthi on 23 October 1925, in a mid-class family. When he came of age he came in the capital city of Greece of Athens. He succeeded from the beginning when he made the high class of Greece to accept the Rebetiko...
14. Jenny Karezi Jenny Karezi Actress, The Red Lanterns When Jenny Karezi died on 27 of July 1992 from cancer, she had 37 years of career in the cultural life of Greece under her belt; gaining massive popularity and critical acclaim. Born in 1932 in North Greece, Jenny Karezi, was initially named Eygenia Karpoyzi. Her father was a mathematician and her mother a high school teacher...
15. Manos Katrakis Manos Katrakis Actor, Voyage to Cythera Katrakis was born in Kissamos, Chania, Crete. He was the youngest of the five children of the merchant Charalambos Katrakis merchant and his wife Irini. In 1919 the family moved to Athens, where Manos, who had almost no acting experience, first appeared in theatrical scene. He made his debut aged just 18 years...
16. Alexis Minotis Alexis Minotis Actor, Notorious
17. Nikos Rizos Nikos Rizos Actor, Tis kakomoiras
18. Nikos Foskolos Nikos Foskolos Writer, Eis thanaton
19. Giorgos Foundas Giorgos Foundas Actor, Never on Sunday
20. Dinos Dimopoulos Dinos Dimopoulos Director, The Little Dolphins In his childhood he used to climb to the lighthouse of the nowadays ghost-town of Koprena, where he was raised, and daydream he was in a ship, sailing for distant places. His family, though, forbade a sailor's career. As things turned out, he became one of the two or three greatest film makers of the so-called golden era of the Greek cinema...
21. Mimis Fotopoulos Mimis Fotopoulos Actor, The Hurdy-Gurdy
22. Kostas Karagiannis Kostas Karagiannis Director, Land of the Minotaur
23. Mihalis Giannatos Mihalis Giannatos Actor, Midnight Express
24. Elena Nathanail Elena Nathanail Actress, Ekeino to kalokairi... Elena Nathanael was born in Athens, the daughter of a well-off textile designer and manufacturer. Her impressive good looks got her noticed by producers and directors of the, then-blooming, Greek commercial cinema of the mid-sixties. After studying drama at the Pelos Katselis Drama School, Elena got her first screen part in the 1963 movie Kati na kaiei (Something burning)...
25. Rena Vlahopoulou Rena Vlahopoulou Actress, I hartopaihtra
26. Dinos Iliopoulos Dinos Iliopoulos Actor, The Ogre of Athens Born in 1913 (or 1915, according to some sources), in Alexandria, Egypt, but raised in Marseille, France. His family moved in Athens in 1935. He studied acting at the Drama School of Giannoulis Sarantidis and made his stage debut in a 1944 Athens production of Leo Lenz's "Lady I Love You." In 1946...
27. Nikos Fermas Nikos Fermas Actor, Never on Sunday
28. Plato Plato Writer, Die Nacht One of the greatest Greek philosophers (considered the greatest Greek writer of prose by some), Plato, was born into an aristocratic Athenian family. He met Socrates around 407 BC and became his disciple in philosophy. Socrates was executed in 399 BC. Plato and fellow disciples took refuge under Euclid in Megara...
29. Nestoras Matsas Nestoras Matsas Writer, Alexander the Great
30. Georgia Vasileiadou Georgia Vasileiadou Actress, Mrs Midwife Vasiliadou was born in 1897, in Athens, Greece. Her real name was Georgia Athanasiou. She was obliged to leave school early and work as a shop girl, in order to help her family. She made her stage debut in 1918, but began her studies at the Gennadeios Rhonetic School in 1923 and appeared in some operas...
31. Despo Diamantidou Despo Diamantidou Actress, Never on Sunday
32. Alekos Sakellarios Alekos Sakellarios Writer, Alloimono stous neous
33. Freddie Germanos Freddie Germanos Writer, Ena gelasto apogevma Freddie Germanos was one of the most loved Greek journalists and authors. He was born in Greece, Athens, where he stayed throughout the second World War. Freddie was one of the most senior journalists of TV in Greece, when the state channel started transmitting back in the 60s. One of the most loved TV shows that he was presenting was Alati kai piperi...
34. Dimitris Horn Dimitris Horn Actor, Alloimono stous neous Dimitris Horn was born in 1921, in Athens, Greece. His father was Pantelis Horn, a well-known Greek playwright. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1941. He collaborated with the National Theater many times in his career, but also made personal stage groups with famous actors...
35. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos Dionysis Papagiannopoulos Actor, To kanoni kai t' aidoni Dionyssis Papayannopoulos was born in 1912, in Diakofto, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1938, appearing (as the Knight) in Shakespeare's "King Lear". During the next two decades he collaborated with many prestigious stage groups...
36. Nikos Seryanopoulos Nikos Seryanopoulos Actor, Oi stavloi tis Erietas Zaimi
37. Costas Hajihristos Costas Hajihristos Actor, Tis kakomoiras
38. Eleftheria Vidaki Eleftheria Vidaki Actress, Kati trehei me tous dipla
39. Nikos Kourkoulos Nikos Kourkoulos Actor, Blood on the Land Nikos Kourkoulos was born in 1934, in Athens, Greece. He studied acting at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made his stage debut in a 1958 Athens production of Alexandre Dumas fils's "La dame aux camélias", opposite Ellie Lambeti and Dimitris Horn. He was one of the founders of the prestigious stage group Proskinio and appeared in the 1967 Broadway musical "Ilya Darling"...
40. Alekos Alexandrakis Alekos Alexandrakis Actor, Synoikia to Oneiro Alekos Alexandrakis was born in 1928, in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made his stage debut in a 1949 Athens production of Daphne Du Maurier's "Autumn Tide". He soon became one of the best actors of his generation, appearing in Euripides' "Hippolytus" (title role)...
41. Giorgos Tsitsopoulos Giorgos Tsitsopoulos Actor, Alice in the Navy
42. Vasilis Logothetidis Vasilis Logothetidis Actor, The Counterfeit Coin
43. Orestis Makris Orestis Makris Actor, Aunt from Chicago
44. Andreas Douzos Andreas Douzos Actor, Alloimono stous neous
45. Eleni Zafeiriou Eleni Zafeiriou Actress, A Girl in Black
46. Vassilis Photopoulos Vassilis Photopoulos Art Director, Zorba the Greek
47. Smaroula Giouli Smaroula Giouli Actress, The Last Mission
48. Niki Linardou Niki Linardou Actress, Kalos ilthe to dollario
49. Yula Gavala Yula Gavala Actress, Made in Greece
50. Pavlos Tasios Pavlos Tasios Director, Parangelia!
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