Mohammad Ali Fardin

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Mohammad Ali Fardin
محمدعلی فردین
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Born Mohammad Ali Fardin
4 February 1931
IranTehran
Iran
Died 6 April 2000 (aged 69)
Iran Tehran, Iran
Spouse(s) Mehri Khomaarloo
Mohammad Ali Fardin
Medal record
Competitor for  Iran
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
World Championships
Silver 1954 Tokyo 73 kg

Mohammad Ali Fardin (Persian: محمدعلی فردین‎, Born 4 February 1931 - Died 6 April 2000) was an Iranian wrestler and actor.

Life[edit]

Fardin was a popular leading man in scores of many Iranian movies and was given the title, King of Hearts after his lead role in an Iranian film of the same title (Soltane Ghalbha). He was a former wrestler who came to fame in the 1960s. For the average Iranians, he represented a hero and served as an alternative to the foreign movie stars. He often played the poor tough guy with the heart of gold who got the girl at the end. His movies include, Gedayan-e Tehran, Ganj-e Gharoon, and Parvaz dar Asemanha. After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, he starred in only one more film, and his earlier films were eventually banned. In later years, Mr. Fardin had earned his living running a bakery in northern Tehran. [1]

Death[edit]

He died on April 6, 2000. More than 20,000 mourners attended his funeral in Tehran.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], BBC, Iranian "King of Hearts" dies, April 9, 2000, accessed on December 29, 2009.

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