Charles Aznavour Receives Honorary Hollywood Star Plaque

Charles Aznavour receives honorary Hollywood star Plaque on October 27, 2016 (Photo: AFP)
Charles Aznavour receives honorary Hollywood star Plaque on October 27, 2016 (Photo: AFP)

Charles Aznavour receives honorary Hollywood star Plaque on October 27, 2016 (Photo: AFP)

HOLLYWOOD—Legendary artist Charles Aznavour was awarded an honorary Walk of Fame plaque on Thursday, October 27. The award recognizes Aznavour for his contributions to the Arts and the global Armenian community.

The plaque was presented by Senator Kevin de León, who represents Little Armenia in Hollywood, in honor of the world-renowned artist’s arrival to the United States and his upcoming performance at the Pantages Theatre on October 28.

“Humbled and elated, we welcomed world renowned Charles Aznavour to Hollywood and presented him with honorary Walk of Fame plaque as well as the historic 101 Hollywood Freeway Little Armenia sign,” said de Leon. “The plaque and welcome ceremony launched what will be Aznavour’s permanent recognition and presence in Hollywood in months to come.”

The 92-year old Aznavour has written over 800 songs and recorded over 1,200, selling more than 180 million records worldwide. He is often referred to as the “French Frank Sinatra” and is considered to be one of France’s most popular singers, and is considered to be one of the most popular Armenians of modern time.

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  1. gerard said:

    notre charles cannot be referred to as the french frank sinatra. there is no comparison, charles aznavour is much, much more than frank sinatra. sinatra did not have to go through what charles had to go through to make it. I don’t believe frank ever wrote his own music, correct me if i’m wrong.. God knows in how many languages mr. aznavour’s songs were translated into, even in turkish, (now that is a shame).
    there is no comparison whatsoever. everything taken in consideration, his movies, his incredible talent for writing song and lyrics and his singing from the heart, his humanitarian endeavors.
    he stands alone in the world… there is no comparison.

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