Alekos Sakellarios

Playwright, Film director

1913 – 1991

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Who was Alekos Sakellarios?

Alekos Sakellarios was a Greek writer and a director.

He was born in Athens and began to learn journalism and acting at a young age. He wrote his first theatrical play in 1935 called The King of Halva. He employed himself into the film as a screenwriter and a director and wrote many plays.

He directed mainly with Christos Giannakopoulos and only wrote with that cooperation of around 140 works. The most popular include: The Germans Strike Again, Thanassakis o politevomenos, I theia ap' to Chicago, Dikoi mas Anthropoi, Ena votsalo sti limni, Kalos ilthe to dollario, Ta kitrina gantia, Otan Leipei i Gata, I Soferina, Laterna, Ftocheia kai Filotimo, Alimono stous Neous and more. Many of these theatrical plays were transferred to the cinema with notable success.

He wrote also lyrics for several songs, many of which became very popular. Among them are: Garifallo st' Afti, Ypomoni, Asta ta Malakia sou, Eho ena Mystiko and more.

He died in 1991 and is buried in the First Cemetery of Athens in a family grave. He spent his final years next to his wife Tina. He had two daughters.

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Born
Nov 7, 1913
Athens
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Greeks
Nationality
  • Greece
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Died
Aug 28, 1991
Athens
Resting place
Proto Nekrotafio

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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