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Nosrat Karimi passed away

Iran Theater-Nosrat Karimi ,veteran artist and stage director passed away in his home Monday, December 3.

Iran Theater-Nosrat  Karimi ,veteran artist and stage director passed away in his home  Monday, December 3.  He was 95 yeas old. Mehrdad Oskooie, famous documentary filmmaker  and his son-in-law confirmed the news to ISNA ageny.

Nosrat Karimi (born 1925) is a renowned personality in the Iranian history of theater and cinema. He began his career as make-up artist and actor in Tehran, where he played numerous roles in various theaters. Then he studied film direction in Prague and worked thereafter as an assistant director and actor in Rome. Returning to Tehran, Karimi worked as a filmmaker. He made a number of movies and TV films gaining fame in Iran. He also taught as professor at the art academies of Tehran. In the later years of his artistic work, Nosrat Karimi made numerous sculptures, which have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In addition, he wrote books about theater and cinema.

His  funeral will be held on Saturday  December 8.


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