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Elia Kazan  born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, to ethnic Greek parents.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHN2SbtrFoo

Elia Kazan born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, to ethnic Greek parents.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHN2SbtrFoo

Jennifer Aniston and her dad, actor John Aniston

Jennifer Aniston and her dad, actor John Aniston

Hank Azaria. Born in Queens, New York to parents from #Thessaloniki, #Greece, Azaria grew up always knowing he had a passion for acting. As an American film, television and stage actor, director, voice actor, and comedian some of Azaria's biggest films included: America's Sweethearts, Along Came Polly, and The #Smurfs. Azaria has won four Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Hank Azaria. Born in Queens, New York to parents from #Thessaloniki, #Greece, Azaria grew up always knowing he had a passion for acting. As an American film, television and stage actor, director, voice actor, and comedian some of Azaria's biggest films included: America's Sweethearts, Along Came Polly, and The #Smurfs. Azaria has won four Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos ( c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician.  He is referred to as the father of western medicine. He is  first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods.

Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos ( c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician. He is referred to as the father of western medicine. He is first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods.

Athina, first wife of Ari Onassis and mother of his children. She was the daughter of the wealthiest Greek shipping owner (at that time) Livanos and the wife of (in the span of two and a half decades) a) Aristotle Onassis, b) Marquess of Blandford and c) Stavros Niarchos (the last one, being her sister’s widower and suspected murderer).

Athina, first wife of Ari Onassis and mother of his children. She was the daughter of the wealthiest Greek shipping owner (at that time) Livanos and the wife of (in the span of two and a half decades) a) Aristotle Onassis, b) Marquess of Blandford and c) Stavros Niarchos (the last one, being her sister’s widower and suspected murderer).

costantinos ¨kostis¨ palamas   ⌘epic figure in greek literature

costantinos ¨kostis¨ palamas ⌘epic figure in greek literature

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), shown here with his teacher, Plato (left), includes figures who were great intellectual innovators in various fields throughout history. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist whose writings covered a myriad of subjects, from physics to ethics. He was one of the founding figures of Western philosophy and personally tutored Alexander the Great.

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), shown here with his teacher, Plato (left), includes figures who were great intellectual innovators in various fields throughout history. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist whose writings covered a myriad of subjects, from physics to ethics. He was one of the founding figures of Western philosophy and personally tutored Alexander the Great.

Manos Loïzos was one of the most important music composers of the 20th century.He composed well-known Greek songs and has co-operated with  important composers, singers and lyricists like  Theodorakis,Papakonstantinou, Leontis, Rasoulis,Nazim Hikmet and many others. His best known co-operation was with his very personal friend,lyricist Lefteris Papadopoulos who wrote the lyrics of many of his most successful hits.His  songs and music remain popular until today among all ages of the Greeks

Manos Loïzos was one of the most important music composers of the 20th century.He composed well-known Greek songs and has co-operated with important composers, singers and lyricists like Theodorakis,Papakonstantinou, Leontis, Rasoulis,Nazim Hikmet and many others. His best known co-operation was with his very personal friend,lyricist Lefteris Papadopoulos who wrote the lyrics of many of his most successful hits.His songs and music remain popular until today among all ages of the Greeks

Antonis Benakis,scion of one of the leading families of the Greek diaspora,was born in Alexandria in 1873.He began his career as a collector in Alexandria,donating his collections to the Greek state,after he settled in Athens in 1926. His personality was formed within a family which nourished such ideals and talents like his sister's, Penelope Delta whose stories have been familiar to generations of Greek children.The founder of the Benaki Museum donated the museum he created to the Greek…

Antonis Benakis,scion of one of the leading families of the Greek diaspora,was born in Alexandria in 1873.He began his career as a collector in Alexandria,donating his collections to the Greek state,after he settled in Athens in 1926. His personality was formed within a family which nourished such ideals and talents like his sister's, Penelope Delta whose stories have been familiar to generations of Greek children.The founder of the Benaki Museum donated the museum he created to the Greek…

O Megas Alexandros

O Megas Alexandros

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