Max Maxudian (Max Algop Maxudian)

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Smyrne, Turkey
Born in Smyrne (Turkey), Max Maxudian emigrated to France with his parents in 1893, at the age of twelve. Despite his foreign origins he became a famous theater player in his host country, appearing at the Odeon, at the Grand Guignol, among others. He was often the partner of the illustrious Sarah Bernhardt and he followed her when she decided to make films and to establish the worth of a hitherto despised way of expression. That was the beginning of a long career spanning four decades. Read more...