Greek Actor George Papazisis Dies at 80

George Papazisis

The famous actor George Papazisis has died at the age of 80, after losing his battle with cancer.

Papazisis was born in Athens in 1938. He studied at the drama school of the Greek conservatory and soon became established in Athens’ music theaters.

He took part in creating the ‘golden age’ of the Greek cinema of 60’s and 70’s and was distinguished for his acting as well as his special accent — as he mainly played the role of ”Manolios”, the goodhearted Cretan.

His first appearance in cinema was in the 1962 film Terma ta difraga.

In total, Papazisis participated in 36 films.