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Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour

Armenian-French singer and diplomat
Singer/songwriter who carried the torch for the French chanson tradition over eight decades, one of pop music's great stylists.
BornMay 22, 1924
HometownParis, France
Height5'4" (1.63m)
SpouseUlla Thorsell, Evelyne Plessis, Micheline Rugel
ChildrenSeda Aznavour, Misha Aznavour, Katia Aznavour
ParentsMisha Aznavourian
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Clooney joins Armenia Remembrance Day commemorations

The people of Armenia and those who support them have not forgotten. On Sunday’s 101st anniversary, Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan, Franco-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour and film star and activist George Clooney led commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during the First World War. The massacres happened in 1915 but the pain, as people gathered at a memorial near the capital Yerevan, and for those across Armenia is still raw. Armenia says 1.5 million people died. It, along with certain international institutions, like the European Parliament, and several states, such as France and Russia, recognise what they call “the genocide”. But Turkey and some historians reject the term of genocide, claiming Armenians were killed in battles in which Armenian paramilitary groups had rallied to the Russian army.
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