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Charles Aznavour

(Updated on September 02, 2014)
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Charles Aznavour, the son of Armenian immigrants, struggled against all the odds to launch his singing career in France. Aznavour had neither stunning film star looks nor a remarkable voice, but he had two things in his favour - powerful on-stage charisma and incredible willpower!

Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian better known by his stage name Charles Aznavour (born 22 May 1924), is a French and Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, and diplomat. Now in his eighties, Charles Aznavour, the international ambassador of French chanson is still going strong. Over the past 40 years, this multi-talented artist has not only recorded countless albums but also starred in numerous films. Today Aznavour remains one of the most popular celebrities in the French showbiz world.