Stathis Psaltis

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Stathis Psaltis (Greek: Στάθης Ψάλτης; 27 February 1951 – 21 April 2017) was a Greek cinema, TV and theatre comic actor. He was best known for starring in many 1980s films, as many as four a year.[1] He has been called "iconic" and a "household name".[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Velo, Corinthia where he lived during his childhood until the age of 11, when his family moved to Aigaleo.

He studied at the acting school of Kostis Michailidis and finished the law school of the university of Athens.


He starred in a lot of Greek films and also in theater. He became popular in the 1980s with commercial movies that included "Kamikazi agapi mou", "Troxonomos Varvara", "Ta kamakia", "Vasika Kalispera sas", "Kai o protos matakias", "Trellos eimai oti thelo kano", "Ela na agapithoume darling", and "Mantepse ti kano ta vradia".


He died in Aghios Savas hospital in Athens from lung cancer on 21 April 2017.[2][1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Christina, and had a daughter, Maria.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Greece's tireless king of slapstick comedy dies at 66". Minneapolis StarTribune. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Actor Stathis Psaltis, 66, dies". 21 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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