Stavros Paravas

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Stavros Paravas
Σταύρος Παράβας
Born 15 April 1935
Died 15 September 2008(2008-09-15) (aged 73)
Occupation Actor

Stavros Paravas (Greek : Σταύρος Παράβας; 15 April 1935 – 15 September 2008) was a Greek actor.

Greek language language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

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He was born on 15 April 1935 in the Athens neighborhood of Tourkovounia. His parents were poor refugees from Asia Minor, and he helped his family financially doing odd jobs. After a successful audition, he entered the drama school of K. Michailidis for free. [1]

Tourkovounia hill in Greece

The Tourkovounia, also known as Lykovounia and in Antiquity called Anchesmos (Ἀγχεσμός), is a hill range in Attica. The name has also been transferred to a neighbourhood of Athens and a neighbourhood in Keratsini.

During the dictatorship, he was arrested for opposition against the regime and was exiled to Gyaros. [1]

Gyaros island

Gyaros, also locally known as Gioura, is an arid and unpopulated Greek island in the northern Cyclades near the islands of Andros and Tinos, with an area of 23 square kilometres (9 sq mi). It is a part of the municipality of Ano Syros, which lies primarily on the island of Syros. This and other small islands of the Aegean Sea served as places of exile for important persons in the early Roman empire. The extremity of its desolation was proverbial among Roman authors, such as Tacitus and Juvenal. It was a place of exile for leftist political dissidents in Greece from 1948 until 1974. At least 22,000 people were exiled or imprisoned on the island during that time. It is an island of great ecological importance as it hosts the largest population of monk seal in the Mediterranean.

He married a British lady Anne and raised three children, Jonathan, Martha and Vanessa. The first child Jonathan suddenly died later.

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On February 2006, he suffered severe health problems including headaches and years of lung problems with his heart [2] in which he felt better. [3]

He died on 15 September 2008 from a heart attack and he was buried two days later.

As an artist

His first appearance in theater was in 1955 in To proto psema with Katerina Andreadi's company. In the early years of his career he worked with Vilma Kyrou, Dinos Iliopoulos and Kostas Hatzichristos. [1]

Dinos Iliopoulos was a Greek actor. He was one of the greatest film/theater actors in Greece.

Kostas Hatzichristos or Costas Hajihristos was a Greek actor.

In the 1970s, he turned with reviews. His presentation Dirlanda which halted and his reason for his exile. In the next decade, he appeared in several classical roles. His first appearance was in Epidaurus in Plutus by Aristophanes.


Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1960 Christina Χριστίνα a hotel owner
1960 O Thymios ta hei 400Ο Θύμιος τα` χει 400 -
1961 Children of the Piazza Το παιδί της πιάτσας
To pedi tis piatsas
1961 To drama mias amartolisΤο δράμα μιας αμαρτωλής -
1961 Alice in the NavyΗ Αλίκη στο ναυτικό
I Aliki sto naftiko
' a sailor with a suitcase
1961 The Smart Bird Το έξυπνο πουλί
To eksipno pouli
Minis Santopoulos/Sandopoulos
1961 O skliros andrasΟ σκληρός άντρας a police officer
1961 The Girls of AthensΚορίτσια της Αθήνας -
1962 Ten Days in ParisΔέκα μέρες στο Παρίσι
Deka meres sto Parissi
1962 O Mihalios tou 140s syntagmatosΟ Μιχαλιός του 14ου συντάγματος Michalis
1962 Otan leipei i gata Όταν λείπει η γάτα -
1962 O gabros mou, o dikigorosΟ γαμπρός μου, ο δικηγόρος
My Husband, the Judge
Giagkos Kapsomanolis
1962 The Little WatermelonΤο καρπουζάκι
Ta karpouzaki
1962 I yinekes theloun xylo -
1962 Eftychos trelathikaΕυτυχώς τρελάθηκα -
1962 Dimos from Trikala Ο Δήμος απ` τα Τρίκαλα
O Dimos ap ta Trikkala
1963 Enas vlachas me patendaΈνας βλάκας με πατέντα -
1963 Mikri ke megali en drassi…Μικροί και μεγάλοι εν δράσει… Fifis
1963 Allos gia to ekatommyrio Άλλος για το εκατομμύριο
Somebody for a Millionaire
1964 I Stole My Lady '
Eklepsa ti yineka mou
1964 O emiris ke o kakomiris ' Fifis
1964 Kosmos kai kosmakis ' Didis
1965 O ouranokatevatos ' Fifis
1965 Kai oi... 14 itan iperohi ' Antoine
1965 Beethoven and Bouzouki '
Beethoven ke bouzouki
1966 Eftychos... trelathika! ' Stathis
1966 I vouleftina ' Kommotis
1966 I Kleopatra itan Adonis / I kleopatra en drasei '
Cleopatra was Antony
Cleopatra in Action
Adonis Hrissovergis / Cleopatra
1966 Fifis o aktyptos Fifis
1967 O modistros ' Stathis
1967 O hartorihtra ' -
1968 Gia mia trypia drachmi ' Stavros, even as Aspassia
1968 I mnistires tis Pinelopi ' Odysseus/Penelope
1968 I tsahpinis ' -
1968 O paliatsos ' -
1970 O Stavros ine poniros ' -
1970 O paichnidiaris ' -
1970 Dirlanda ' -
1971 To koroidaki tis prigkipessas ' Stavros Morros
1972 O magkas me to trikyklo ' Stavros Perivolaris
1980 A Taste of Greece ' -
1984 Here is the Balkans '
Edo einai Valkania
1994 Ippoptos politis ' -
1995 Akropol ' Adonis Seferiadis the prince
1997 Avrio tha xeroume ' Thomas

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  1. 1 2 3 45 χρόνια αντι-στάρ, obituary in Ethnos, 16 September 2008 (in Greek)
  2. Στον Ερυθρό Σταυρό νοσηλεύεται ο Σταύρος Παράβας (Stavros Paravas hospitalized at the Red Cross), (in Greek), February 8, 2007, retrieved on September 16, 2008
  3. Σταθερή βελτίωση παρουσιάζει η υγεία του Σταύρου Παράβα, (in Greek), February 12, 2007, retrieved on September 16, 2008