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Also there is the world famous movie director Atom Egoyan who directed the very controversial movie Ararat about the armenian genocide that received rave reviews from all the critics.
Also there is the world famous movie director Atom Egoyan who directed the very controversial movie Ararat about the armenian genocide that received rave reviews from all the critics.
:But they ''are'' on the list. [[User:Ishkhan|Ishkhan]] 23:27, 1 February 2007 (PST)
:But they ''are'' on the list. [[User:Ishkhan|Ishkhan]] 23:27, 1 February 2007 (PST)
==Kevorkian and Lahoud should be removed==
I believe that Jack Kevorkian and Emile Lahoud should be removed from this list.  I would consider them to be "infamous" Armenians not "famous" Armenians. -- [[User:Aivazovsky|Aivazovsky]] 18:06, 3 February 2007 (PST)

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To add a comment, simply click on the + above and type away... but if you are suggesting someone, see if they are already on the list of Armenian Individuals, and if not feel free to add them or information about them. Then, come here and make a case for them being in the hall of fame!

Two names that should occur in the "Hall of Fame":

Hasmik Papian - world famous opera singer

Arthur Abraham - boxer, currently IBF middle weight-world champian

The original guitar player from Faster Pussycat (Greg Steele) is Armenian/french. They were a very famous Punk metal Glam band in the 80s/90s.

You should also mention Yvette Nelson, she is a world famous Supermodel And also Mihran Kirakosian, he is a world famous back up dancer for Madonna and Britney Spears

you should mention also Avo Uvezian a very famous cigar producer in domincan republics

Ardashes Aykanian invented the flexible straw ("Bendi-straw"), the spoon straw, foam-core, the blue strip on car windshields, the first form of Tupperware, and many more patent involving plastics. He also invented the machine that would produce the first plastic Coca-Cola bottle, as well as many other machines that produce items we use everyday. On a chemical note, Ardashes Aykanian was in the first group of scientists that ever extracted Uraniun.

Mher Mkrtchian era un actor muy pero muy reconocido en todo el mundo entodas las dinastias armenias y fue un hombre mas que querido por el pueblo armenio ....y no puede faltar en su enciclopedia. yo soy la nieta Iren Terterian mi mail...yo_terto@hotmail.com

Not mentioned on lists: Pop singer-Kay Armen, Opera Singer - Cathy Berberian, Author(The Smyrna Affair)- Marjorie Housepian, Author- Peter Balakian, Sculptor- Raoul Hague, Sculptor- Ruben Nakian, Author- Carol Edgarian . I'm sure there are others. And Sculptor- Koren Der Harootian

You can also include Karo Parisyan. Karo is the first and only Armenian that fights in the ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP. He holds a title in two organizations. Karo is a Judo professional, 7 times USA champion. Karo is ranked in the top 3 in the world in Judo. He is in process of inventing a new sport(new type of Judo). More information will be available upon request. edabr80@sbcglobal.net

You should also include Gale Paridjanian, musician and vocalist, of the duo called Turin Brakes. He was born in Iran to Armenian parents who then moved to London when he was about the age of three. He formed the band with his childhood friend and as Turin Brakes they are enjoying worldwide success having so far released three albums.

You mention that Garry Kasparov 'serves in Russian Parliament'. This is obviously a mistake. His activity as the leader of the United Citizen Front (Russian opposition movement) is described at his site www.kasparov.ru

More to add

Kahren Harutyunyan, NABO (North American Boxing Organization)Champion.

Isabel Bayrakdarian (world famous soprano) and her husband Serouj Kradjian (pianist, composer);

Dodie Kazanjian (writer, American Vogue contributor);

Andrea Martin (actress, SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding);

Arthur Nersesian (author, The Fuck Up)

George Deukmejian, Republican Governor of California, 1983-1991;

Hampar Kelikian, orthopedic surgeon who put Senator Bob Dole back together after the war;

JC Agajanian, Ascot race track owner, overall automotive racing legend;

Ed Iskenderian, camshaft designer/manufacturer/legend. tcotrel@pacbell.net

Boris Babayan (Russian computer architect, leader of Elbrus computer series development);

Armen Dzhigarhanian (actor and theatre director, runs a theatre of his name in Moscow);

Tigran Petrosian (chess grandmaster, World Champion 1963-1969)

Albert Aznavourian, world and olympic (gymnastic) champion

Robert Shaginian, world and olympic (gymnastic) champion

Vahram Papazian, famous Armenian Actor

Armen Jigarhanian, famous Armenian/Russian Actor

Arsen Kahachatrian, boxer

Leva Kirakosyan, boxer

Vladimir Engibarian, boxer, europe champion

Movses Pogossian, violinist, 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition winner (like Van Cliburn in 1959) and youngest-ever First Prize winner of the 1985 USSR National Violin Competition

George Avakian / Coach

George Avakian: Coached at Foothill Community Colege and Full professor. During his Tenure as the Head Coach captured 12 of 13 the League, Regional , California State & National Titles. Authored the Model for California Community College Student Athles Matriculation program. Many of his former athletes have moved on to coaching at Diviion one and National Coaching Positions. He was named three Times to The Coach Of The Year.

Boghos Nubar Pasha (1825 - 1899) was an Egyptian statesman, politicaian and the first Prime Minister of Egypt. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt three times during his career. His first term was between August 1878 and February 23, 1879. His second term was served from January 10, 1884 to June 9, 1888. His final term was between April 16, 1894 and November 12, 1895.


Lady Di

"1/64 Armenian" sounds somewhat strange to me. Even if it`s true, it would be something to make jokes about not something to take serious. If one is part of an ethnic group with 1/64 ancestory, then there wouldn`t be ethnic groups at all. -- Astuga 03:21, 2 Jan 2006 (PST)

Hi Astuga. You can take it however you like. Seriously, jokingly, scientifically... I just think it's interesting and that people would enjoy knowing it. --Raffi 12:36, 6 Jan 2006 (PST)
Very well, but of course the point isn`t how I take it, the point is if the listing of famous Armenians is to be taken serious. -- Astuga 11:06, 29 Jan 2006 (PST)
The information is correct and informative, so it is a serious list, even if one or two of the entries are in a lighter spirit... --Raffi 23:11, 29 Jan 2006 (PST)
Somehow you didn`t get the point! But do as you like, since I am not Armenian it`s ok if you make fun of yourselves. -- Astuga 10:52, 25 Mar 2006 (PST)

Ardashes (Arthur) Aykanian (Inventor - Flexible straw, Tupperware, Foam-Core, plastic Coca-Cola bottles)

Eliminate the reference to the Tupperware invention. Also the inventions regarding the Coco Cola bottle machine and the unramium clain. There are factual errors in these statements made by the person who submitted this article, without my review or permission. Thank you.

Ardashes Aykanian


Although I am Armenian ( with some British ancestry ) and Diana and I are related through a common Scotish ancestor Sir Robert Hannay of Mochrum Park and Jane Stewart of Garlies, I will have to agree with the quote below; the Armenian ancestor was a fabrication in Diana Spencer's case and most likely an Indian servant that shacked up with T.Forbes/ East India Co . Armenian daughters were protected by family and church, and were probably children of merchant princes or Khojars and would not be let loose to live with foreigners. The Kewark woman and Theodore Forbes were never married it also has be noted by researchers. I have no problem with it either way, just shedding another perspective I am confident with.

And as far as genealogy goes, 4 grt grandparents matter as do earlier ones, however distant it may seemingly appear. I am happy to be aware of my 4th grt grandparents and some of my 10th cousins too, as in Lady Diana; Charles, 9th Earl Spencer; Ladies Jane and Sarah, even if they have an Indian ancestor.

yours, DR Arathoon formerly Calcutta/ now Toronto

" Appointed a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1956, Ruth functioned in a world where breeding and good behavior were all-important. While she could adopt the latter, there was no way she could invent the former. Her family was neither grand nor impressive. In fact, the only thing that put them beyond the ordinary was the secret they kept hidden. This was that her great-great grandmother Eliza Kewark was a dark-skinned native of Bombay who had lived, without benefit of matrimony, with her great-great-grandfather Theodore Forbes while he worked for the East India Company. Unsavory as the taint of illegitimacy was, even at that distance in time, it was nothing compared with the stigma of what was then known as "colored blood." Had it been generally known that Ruth and her children were part-Indian, they might never have made good marriages. Eliza's true race was therefore expunged from the family tree and she reemerged as an Armenian. This fiction was maintained even when Diana married the Prince of Wales."


To names that should occur

Here are two names I would strongly recommend to include in the "Hall of Fame":

- Arthur Abraham - boxer and current middle weight-world champion (IBF)

- Hasmik Papian - opera singer; appears regularly on the most prestigious stages of the world like New York Met, Paris La Bastille, Vienna State Opera, La Scala Milan etc.

more to add on the list

I definatly think you should add dancer and rapper Mihran Kirakosian , Jacob Armen (drummer) , and amazing violinst Samvel Yervinyan .

more to the list

I really think you should add dancer and rapper Mihran Kirakosian , Jacob Armen (drummer) , and amazing violinst Samvel Yervinyan .

Dr. Mihran Krikor Kassabian

I was looking over the list of individuals and I would have to say that the contributions of Dr. Kassabian are significant. Here is a link to an article describing what he devoted his life to - quite an amazing sacrafice if you ask me. [1]

Dr. Robert Mehrabian phd.

Chairman, President and CEO Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

In November 1999, Mehrabian become president and chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies, after its spin-off from Allegheny Technologies, and became chairman of the board in December 2000. Mehrabian began his corporate executive career in July 1997, approximately one year after the merger of Allegheny Ludlum and Teledyne, as senior vice president in charge of the Aerospace and Electronics segment of Allegheny Teledyne. He was promoted to executive vice president with additional responsibilities for the Industrial and Consumer companies in May 1998. Previously he was president of Carnegie Mellon University, a post he assumed in July 1990. He serves on the board of directors of Mellon Financial Corp., and PPG Industries, Inc.

Mehrabian holds bachelor and doctor of science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His academic career spanned almost thirty years starting at MIT in 1968 and concluding as president of Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. He left MIT in 1975 where he was an associate professor. From 1975 to 1979, he was professor of metallurgy and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. From 1983 to 1990, he served as Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mehrabian also spent four years in the Senior Executive Service of the U.S. Government. As director of the Center for Materials Science of the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology he initiated numerous government/industry programs that became models for such cooperative efforts. During his U.C. Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University tenures, he spun-off a number of high technology companies. An internationally recognized authority on advanced technologies, Mehrabian also served as senior advisor in manufacturing and high technology processes to many Fortune 500 companies.

Mehrabian holds eight U.S. and more than 40 foreign patents. He has authored 139 technical papers and edited six books in the field of materials science and engineering. His awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow and distinguished Life Member of the American Society of Metals International (ASM), the Henry Marion Howe Medal of the ASM, and a Fellow and Leadership Award recipient of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). His honorary degrees include D. Sc. from Carnegie Mellon and L.H.D. from Chatham College.

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Famous Armenians (comment)

I am very surprised to see that Charles Aznavour and Atom Egoyans' names were not added to the list Charles Aznavour is know as one of the greatest french singer of all time. He is a legend in France and in Quebec, Canada and I am sure that there is not one person who has not heard of him he is trully sensational. Also there is the world famous movie director Atom Egoyan who directed the very controversial movie Ararat about the armenian genocide that received rave reviews from all the critics.

But they are on the list. Ishkhan 23:27, 1 February 2007 (PST)

Kevorkian and Lahoud should be removed

I believe that Jack Kevorkian and Emile Lahoud should be removed from this list. I would consider them to be "infamous" Armenians not "famous" Armenians. -- Aivazovsky 18:06, 3 February 2007 (PST)