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List of Armenian Americans

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This is a list of notable Armenian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants. Armenian Americans are people born or raised in the United States, or who reside there, with origins in the country known as Armenia, which ranges from the Caucasian mountain range to the Armenian plateau.

There has been sporadic emigration from Armenia to the U.S. since the late 19th century, with the biggest influx coming after the Armenian genocide of the early 20th century. The largest community in the United States is based in Los Angeles; however, other sizable communities exist in Boston, Detroit and the New York metropolitan area. Statistics from the United States 2000 Census, there are 385,488 Americans indicated either full or partial Armenian ancestry.[1]



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Writers, literature, playwrights[edit]

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  1. ^ "U.S census Bureau". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  2. ^ Daron Acemoglu: A Turk of Armenian descent Archived February 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (2021-04-16). "Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. ^ Barbeau, Adrienne (21 March 2006). "There Are Worse Things I Could Do". Carroll & Graf – via Amazon.
  5. ^ "Page Not Found – Monsters and Critics". 31 July 2007. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ "Stage Preview: Combo of 'Fiddler' and friends proved irresistible to Barbeau".
  7. ^ "Reviews: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 – Dread Central". 30 April 2010.
  8. ^ "at home being Armenian was a badge of honor, instilled in the younger generation at large extended family gatherings." Archived 2009-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Connors, an Armenian-American born Krekor Ohanian in Fresno, California" Archived 2006-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on October 20, 1907, in Boston, Massachusetts... Her father was an Armenian immigrant, a refugee from the Turkish massacres of 1905–06, who became a successful painter and photographer, and her mother was the daughter of actor Alfred Davis, who instilled in the young Arlene a love of performing that came to shape her entire life."
  11. ^ "Illusion has thrust into the spotlight a new and fresh Armenian-American talent, Michael Goorjian" Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Haig has been a performer for as long as he can remember. Born in 1939 in the heart of Fresno's Armenian community (his birth name is Sid Mosesian; Haig is his father's first name), he was taking dance classes at age 7." Archived 2008-02-13 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "was born in Portland, Maine on January 15, 1947 of Armenian heritage. Her grandfather, whose last name was Papazian, emigrated from Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century, changing his name to Martin when he settled in Maine." Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Although we think of him in roles as Spanish or Hispanic, he was actually an Armenian. Short and stocky with dark hair, thick eyebrows over intense eyes, often with a black mustache, he was cast in a variety of ethnic roles as both hero and heavy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  15. ^ http://www.imhayrenik.com/general/kirk-kerkorian.php#. Retrieved 2015-01-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ The Fifty Families (Part 1) – Boston Magazine Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Howard Kazanjian Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "FGA – Rouben Mamoulian". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  19. ^ "Zaillian, whose background is Armenian, lives in Los Angeles..."
  20. ^ Arkun, Aram (2023-10-24). "NBC News Correspondent Dilanian to Speak at Mirror-Spectator Panel, Gala". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. Retrieved 2024-03-02.
  21. ^ "Keonjian Distinguished Professorship Honors Life and Work of "Father of Microelectronics"". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  22. ^ "WordPress.com". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10.
  23. ^ "The chess games of Tatev Abrahamyan".
  24. ^ Wise, Mike (31 May 2006). "Fiery Player, Simmering Conscience" – via washingtonpost.com.

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