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Mercouri

Melina . 1925--94, Greek actress and politician: her films include Never on Sunday (1960); minister of culture (1981--85 and 1993--94)
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The award was named after Melina Mercouri, the then Greek minister of culture, in 1985.
Blacklisted and unemployable in Hollywood, he moved to France where he supported himself by writing and met his future wife, Melina Mercouri.
He began working with Miss Mercouri and moved to Greece.
98), a deliciously wicked caper movie, is played to the tongue-in-cheek hilt by Melina Mercouri (the wife of director Jules Dassin), Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley, Akim Tamiroff, and Peter Ustinov, the latter taking the 1964 best supporting actor award as the bumbling petty crook forced by circumstances to play a key role in the theft of a jewel-encrusted dagger from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.
Although directly serving a small language group, Greek cinema of the studio era would produce filmmakers who gained international fame (Melina Mercouri, Michael Cacoyannis, Irene Papas) and would win bouzouki music a world audience (Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis).
In 1983, Melina Mercouri, who became famous for her role as llya, the generous Athenian prostitute in the film Never on Sunday (1960), and then entered politics to become Minister of Culture (1981-89; 1993-94), held an emotional press conference in London on the Marbles.
Virginia Mercouri, a spokesperson for CORDIS, told Newsbytes that the launch of the mobile version of the service comes just over 10 years since the online database was launched in November, 1990.
It is interesting to note that Dassin, the internationally renowned director of films such as Rififi and Never on Sunday and currently Director of the Melina Mercouri Foundation in Athens, Greece, began his theater career at the Artef.
Greek actress Melina Mercouri also made a big impact in politics.
Rod Stewart was Phyllis (no idea why) Freddie Mercury was Melina (as in Melina Mercouri from Never On A Sunday), Prince Edward was known as Barbara, after Barbara Windsor, and I was Sophie.
Pitanguy never mentions any names but the press has collected some: King Hassan of Morroco, Gina Lollobrigida, Ultra Violet, Anita Ekberg, Princess Ira Von Furstenberg, the Duchess of Windsor, Viva, ballerina Natalia Makarova, actress-politician Melina Mercouri, Empress Farah Diba, several South American First Ladies, and a number of Hollywood stars, including Zsa Zsa Gabor and Marisa Berenson.