|Born||Arutiun Amajakovich Akopian|
April 25, 1918
|Died||January 13, 2005 (age 86) |
He started in the construction trade, then was a substitute teacher, dance teacher, and an engineer.
In 1937, Akopian entered Moscow’s Institute of Organization of Land Exploitation. While in Moscow, Akopian saw his first magician. He decided to learned a few tricks, but left magic after his failed first public appearance. He entered Mosgosestrada (Moscow’s Actor’s Organization) and started practicing magic every day eventually becoming a full-time professional magician.
- In 1950, Akopian was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Armenia.
- In 1961, the People’s Artist of the USSR (the first and only People’s Artist of the USSR among magicians)
- Magic on the Stage (1951)
- I Give the Magic Lessons (1993)
- ↑ Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünster by Stephan Oettermann,Sibylle Spiegel (2002)
- ↑ Obit, Linking Ring, June, 2005