On 24 August, Charles Aznavour, 93, will receive the 2 618th star on the famous Hollywood Boardwalk, the Walk of Fame. The date was revealed Wednesday evening. French legend of song and music, Charles Aznavour was declared “the most important variety singer of the twentieth century” by CNN and Time.
“The Commerce Hollywood Chamber is proud to announce that the legendary Charles Aznavour will receive the 2 618th star on the Walk of fame Thursday 24th August,” said the statement from the body that allocates these stars. Hers will be located on the famous Hollywood Boulevard in front of a historic theater in Los Angeles dedicated to musicals, Pantages.
« Charles Aznavour est un artiste populaire connu à travers le monde et aimé de millions de fans de toutes générations », a constaté Ana Martinez, productrice de ces cérémonies sur le Walk of Fame. Celui qui a été déclaré par un sondage de CNN et Time en 1998 le « chanteur de variété le plus important du XXe siècle », devant des icônes comme Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, et Frank Sinatra, a vendu plus de 180 millions de disques et écrit 1 300 chansons dans de multiples langues.
He had already received an honorary star of the Armenian community
Shahnourh Varinag Aznavourian, his real name, was born in Paris to Armenian parents and become one of the foremost bearers of the Armenian diaspora, has already received last fall an honorary star in the image of that which will be the once officially cemented on the “Walk of Fame” next week.
“I come to Hollywood for years, I worked in the US because […] the countries of” show business “is America” , he had then told AFP. The author and performer of “La Boheme” or “My Emmerdes” is particularly popular in Los Angeles area where lives the largest Armenian community in the region.