Frunze Dovlatyan

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Frunze Dovlatyan
Born (1927-05-26)May 26, 1927
Gavar, Soviet Armenia
Died August 30, 1997(1997-08-30) (aged 70)
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation film director, and actor
Awards People's Artist of USSR (1983)

Frunze Vaghinaki Dovlatyan (Armenian: Ֆրունզե Վաղինակի Դովլաթյան, May 26, 1927, Gavar – August 30, 1997, Yerevan) was an Armenian film director and actor. People's Artist of USSR (1983).


He was born in Gavar, Soviet Armenia. He was a theater actor before becoming a director. One of the leading Armenian directors, Frunze Dovlatyan has started as actor in Armenian provincial theatres since 1941 and then in Gabriel Sundukian Drama Theatre of Yerevan, where he was awarded Stalin Prize (major award of that time) for the role of Hrair in the play "These Stars are Ours", Russian version "Эти Звезды Наши". After graduating the Directing Department of VGIK Moscow (master class of S. Gerasimov). His most well-known film is Barev, yes em (State Prize of Armenia, 1967). He died in Yerevan at age of seventy. He headed Armenfilm studio in 1980's.


  • 1966 - Hello, That's Me!
  • 1968 - Saroyan Brothers, creative adviser
  • 1972 - Chronicle of Yerevan Days (Khoren Abrahamyan)
  • 1979 - Live Long, co-script, dir.
  • 1982 - Cry of a Peacock, co-script
  • 1982 - International Conference in Venice, script, dir., doc.
  • 1982 - Center of Mkhitarian's, doc.
  • 1985 - Bridge of Cultures, doc.
  • 1990 - Nostalgia (Karot)


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