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Henri Verneuil
Born Ashod Malakian
15 October 1920(1920-10-15)
Rodosto, Turkey
Died 11 January 2002 (aged 81)
Occupation Director
Years active 1940's - 2000's

Henri Verneuil (15 October 1920, Rodosto, Turkey - 11 January 2002, Bagnolet, France) was a prominent French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, who enjoyed a successful career in France.


Director Henri Verneuil was born Achod (Ashod) Malakian to Armenian parents on 15 October 1920, in Rodosto, East Thrace, Turkey. In the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide when Achod was a little child his family fled to France and settled in Marseille. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into a 1991 film with the same name, which was followed by a sequel, 588 Rue Paradis, the following year.


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Henri Verneuil (born Ashot Malaqian)(15 October 1920, Rodosto, Turkey - 11 January 2002, Bagnolet, France) was a famous French-Armenian film director, playwright and filmmaker.


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