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  Melina Mercouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melina Mercouri (Μελίνα Μερκούρη; Athens, Greece, October 18, 1920 – New York, New York, March 6, 1994) was a Greek actress and political activist.
She was born Anna Amalia Mercouri or Maria Amalia Mercouri, and became well-known to international audiences when she starred in the 1960 film Never on Sunday, directed by her husband Jules Dassin.
Mercouri died in 1994 in a New York hospital at the age of 73 from lung cancer.
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 Melina Mercouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Melina Mercouri, a world-famous actress, brave fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime (1967-1974), politician of an enormous radiance in Greece and abroad, Minister of Culture for eight and a half years (1981-1989 and October 1993-March 6, 1994).
Melina Mercouri was the one who had said "Culture is Greece's heavy industry" and managed to make everyone amply aware of this.
The Melina Mercouri Foundation, which was founded by her husband Jules Dassin after her death, keeps Melina Mercouri's visions alive.
www.culture.gr /2/20/melina.html   (318 words)

  
 Mercouri, Melina - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Mercouri, Melina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born in Athens into a political family (her grandfather was four times elected the city's mayor), Mercouri embarked on an acting career, coming to notice outside Greece in the film Stella 1955, playing the sort of extravagantly emotional role with which she was later most readily associated.
Mercouri was in the USA at the time of the 1967 military coup in Greece and was stripped of her nationality.
She campaigned vocally against the colonels' regime, and in 1977, three years after their fall, was elected to parliament for Andreas Papandreou's PASOK party.
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 Melina Mercouri - Athens Info Guide
Melina Mercouri, a world-famous actress, active in the resistance movement against the military regime (1967-1974), politician of importance in Greece and abroad, left her seal as Minister of Culture in Greece for eight and a half years (1981-1989 and October 1993-March 6, 1994).
Melina Mercouri was a woman of vision who knew how to make her dreams come true.
Melina herself had brought all her sensitivity, energy and passion to the attainment of that goal.
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 Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri (or Merkouri) (Μελίνα Μερκούρη; Athens,October 18, 1920 –; New York, March 6, 1994) was a Greek actress and political activist.
Melina was one of the most famous Greek Actress, she retired from film acting in 1978.
Melina died in 1994 in the U.S.A, where she was hospitalised for cancer.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewArts/MelinaMercouri.html   (803 words)

  
 Melina Mercouri Biography :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Melina Mercouri was in many ways a parallel figure to stars ranging from Hollywoodites Susan Hayward and Joan Crawford to Italy's Sophia Loren and Anna Magnani, with a star persona manifesting an outsize personality, a penchant for melodrama and a riveting lust for life.
Mercouri later became the flamboyant and controversial Greek Minister of Culture and Sciences and gained her greatest attention in that capacity when she successfully lobbied for the return of the Elgin Marbles, classical sculptures which the British Museum had removed from the Parthenon in the 19th century.
Mercouri later ran unsuccessfully for the office of Mayor of Athens in 1990 while still retaining her seat in Parliament and returned to her ministerial job in October of 1993, not long before her death from lung cancer complications.
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 A TRIBUTE TO MELINA MERCOURI
Melina Mercouri was a powerful and very beautiful woman, a goddess if you will.
Melina was born in 1925 and her family was quite famous because her grandfather was the mayor of Athens for several years.
Although she was not a good student, Melina was*a very clever and outgoing person who had always known exactly what she wanted to do with her life.
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 Melina Mercouri: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Melina Mercouri (Μελίνα Μερκούρη; Athens Athens quick summary:
Born Anna Amalia Mercouri or Maria Amalia Mercouris, EHandler: no quick summary.
Stella was a greek film featuring melina mercouri....
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Mercouri became an instant international star in 1960 with her Cannes-winning, Oscar-nominated portrait of a life-embracing prostitute who observed a scrupulous professional moratorium: Never on Sunday.
An ardent foe of the right-wing junta that ruled her country from 1967 to 1974, Mercouri was named Culture Minister in 1981 when her friend Andreas Papandreou took the reins of government.
In that capacity, Mercouri promoted a revival of classic Greek culture, highlighted by her relentless but unsuccessful campaign to demand the return of the friezes and statuary of the Parthenon, known as the Elgin marbles, which still reside in the British Museum.
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 Jules Dassin and Melina Mercouri
It was during this period of renewed activity that Dassin met Greek actress and singer Melina Mercouri, who was to become his wife and the star of eight of his films.
For both her acting achievements on stage and screen and for her zestful commitment to Greek art and politics, Mercouri was considered a national heroine at the time of her death in 1994.
Mercouri established a worldwide reputation with her portrayal of Ilya, the happy Piraeus hooker who bucks the system and helps organize her fellow prostitutes to do the same.
www.harvardfilmarchive.org /calendars/01sepoct/dassinmercouri.html   (876 words)

  
 Mercouri Melina Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After a military coup that brought a handful of colonels to power in Greece in 1967, Melina Mercouri lost her civil rights and was forced into exile.
After the collapse of the dictatorship in 1974, Melina Mercouri returned to Greece where she entered into politics.
In 1993, Melina Mercouri was once again appointed Minister of Culture, a position she held until her death in 1994, in New York.
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 Dedication: Melina Mercouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Melina Mercouri was a powerful and very beautiful woman.
She was born in 1925 and her family was very famous because her grandfather was Mayor of Athens for several years.
Although Melina was a bad student, she was actually a very clever and outgoing person and she always knew what she wanted to do in her life.
www.greece.org /parthenon/marbles/melina.htm   (200 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Never on Sunday: DVD: Koula Agagiotou,Despo Diamantidou,Nikos Fermas,Giannis Fermis,George Foras,George ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Melina Mercouri was one of the most vibrant actresses of her era.
Melina Mercouri, now a Minister in the Greek government, I believe, made a tremendous splash when this movie hit the screens, and it still retains its charm.
Mercouri played a very honest, happy, and selective Greek prostitute, and Jules Dassin is the well-meaning but naive American tourist who was captivated by her, and wanted to reform her by showing her "the error of her ways," as the old saying goes.
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 FindArticles search for "Melina Mercouri"
Former Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri worked for the return of the Elgin Marbles from the UK to Greece.
Greek Deputy Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri's career ranged from the stage and cinema to the world of politics.
IN THE 1960 charmer "Never on Sunday," a kindly prostitute played by Melina Mercouri ends her version of the Greek tragedies with the line, "And then...
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 MELINA MERCOURI Film Series at Film Forum in New York City
Melina Mercouri (1925-1994) set new standards for volatility in the cinema; in comedy or tragedy she went all out: the most robust and carefree of playgirls; the greediest of thieves; the most passionate of adulterers; the most tortured and intense of artists.
The daughter and granddaughter of politicians (Minister of the Interior, mayor of Athens), she opted early for a more bohemian life, conquering the Athens stage in "Mourning Becomes Electra," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "The Seven-Year Itch" then going on to be a smash in Paris as well.
(1956, Michael Cacoyannis) In her first film, Mercouri is a night club singer and full-time free spirit in revolt against the values of a patriarchal society, running through a series of lovers and even refusing marriage in the face of true love.
www.filmforum.org /archivedfilms/mercouri.html   (751 words)

  
 eBay - melina mercouri, Movie Memorabilia, VHS items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MELINA MERCOURI ALEXIS SMITH KISS ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH #2
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 The New York Review of Books: Lost History of the Lost Library
If the United States had a secretary of culture, and if President Reagan had given the job to the late Jayne Mansfield, she could hardly have done a better job than the Greek actress Melina Mercouri in the Socialist government of Andreas Papandreou.
In her famous movie Never on Sunday Miss Mercouri made popular the notion of the Greek as the modern equivalent of Rousseau's Noble Savage.
But her noble savages are the heirs of the ancient Greeks, and several of her initiatives are calculated to bring this to mind.
www.nybooks.com /articles/article-preview?article_id=3596   (390 words)

  
 The Melina Mercouri Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
elina Mercouri was a woman of vision who knew how to make her dreams come true.
oday, the Melina Mercouri Foundation has set as its primary goal to promote all the necessary actions for the construction of the New Acropolis Museum participating in its funding.
Today, however, changing attitudes, especially within the United Kingdom itself, justify optimism.
www.culture.gr /4/41/411/e41101.html   (347 words)

  
 Vangelis Collector - Music - Melina Mercouri
If you have found some new discovery, or there is a new Vangelis related release in your country, please write to me. If you can provide a scan, that would be even better!
Just a few words that do not even begin to describe Melina Mercouri, God rest her soul.
Vangelis was graced with the opportunity to record with her in 1973 for four tracks off of her Si Melina...M'etait Contée album, itself based on a French television performance (Do you have a copy of this?
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 Melina Mercouri - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Melina Mercouri - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Christened "the last Greek goddess" by her many fans, Melina Mercouri was best known as an actress and cultural activist, but was also a talented singer who recorded successfully in multiple languages.
The granddaughter of the former mayor of Athens, and the daughter of a Parliament member, she was born Anna Amalia Mercouri (sometimes spelled Merkouri) in Athens, Greece on October 18,..
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 Melina Mercouri films - DVD & VHS - MovieMail UK
A light-hearted all-star story of an attempt to rob the impregnable Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul.
Ustinov won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as a small-time con-man mixed up i...
Mercouri won the best actress prize at Cannes for her portrayal of spirited, carefree Greek prostitute Ilya who refuses to be tamed by an American intellectual on vacation.
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 Melina Mercouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 MTV Movies | Melina Mercouri
Vibrant, intensely free-spirited Greek actress Melina Mercouri was the daughter of a prominent Athenian politician.
Much against the desires of her parents, she became an actress in her teens,...
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 ABC-Directory - A Tribute to Melina Mercouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A fans dedication to the actress Melina Mercouri.
): Biography of Melina Mercouri by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.
): Biogrpaphy, photos and songs of the Greek actress and politician Melina Merkouri.
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