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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSebouh Der Abrahamian

Mini Bio (1)

Val Avery was born on July 14, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Sebouh Der Abrahamian. He is known for his work on The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Cobra (1986). He was married to Margot Stevenson. He died on December 12, 2009 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Margot Stevenson (20 April 1953 - 12 December 2009) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (10)

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Was a superb chef, especially adept at Chinese and Armenian cookery.
The son of Mgerdich der Abrahamian, a revolutionary Armenian and a founder of the Republic of Armenia, and Arousiak Abrahamian, an Armenian actress.
As a young man, he acted in productions of the Armenian Youth Theater in Philadelphia. After the war, he attended drama school. He worked in live television productions, which led to roles in westerns and crime dramas on TV and in movies.
He was an Army flight instructor during WWII.
He made a career of playing tough guys on both sides of the law.
Studied drama at the Bessie V. Hicks School of Drama in post-war Philadelphia after his discharge from the Army.
He was cremated. His ashes were given to his daughter, Margot.
He appeared in five films directed by John Cassavetes: Too Late Blues (1961), Faces (1968), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) and Gloria (1980).

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