Lambros Konstantaras

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Lambros Konstantaras
Λάμπρος Κωνσταντάρας
Born (1913-03-13)13 March 1913
Athens, Greece
Died 28 June 1985(1985-06-28) (aged 72)
Athens, Greece
Occupation Actor

Lambros Konstantaras (Greek: Λάμπρος Κωνσταντάρας; March 13, 1913 – June 28, 1985) was a Greek stage and screen actor, one of the best actors in Greece. Konstantaras was born in Athens on March 13, 1913. He studied acting in Paris and graduated in 1933, making his theatre debut in France in 1937. He debuted in Greece the following year. After working in several theatre groups he formed his own with Jenny Karezi, Maro Kontou and Nikos Rizos, often working together with such actresses as Ellie Lambeti, Aliki Vougiouklaki and others. However, Konstantaras was far better known as a film actor, playing leading roles in over 80 movies including "Η Αλίκη στο Ναυτικό" ("Aliki in the Navy") with Aliki Vougiouklaki and Dimitris Papamichail), "Η χαρτοπαίχτρα" ("The card-player") with Rena Vlachopoulou, "Η κόρη μου η σοσιαλίστρια" ("My daughter the socialist") and many more. In his youth, many of his roles were of a serious nature but later on in life he played almost exclusively comic roles usually as an executive or the father of the bride, etc. Lambros Konstantaras died on June 28, 1985, and is buried in the First Cemetery of Athens.

His son, Demetris, ran in the Greek local elections, 2014 with a Nea Demokratia backed combination for the municipality of Athens.