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Papa Cairo

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Given birth to Jules Angelle Lamparez, the metal guitarist who become referred to as Papa Cairo was a distinctive player around the metal acoustic guitar in Cajun music along with the vocalist presented on fiddler Chuck Guillory’s 1949 strike single “Big Tx. Since Cairo’s device was less popular in Cajun music compared to the fiddle or accordion, he also branched into steel-happy organizations such as Traditional western swing and nation, appearing for a while like a sideman to Tx honky tonker Ernest Tubb. Cairo virtually lived around the phases of dancehalls and saloons within the ’40s and ’50s, when performers such as for example Guillory and Leroy “Happy Fat” LeBlanc had been driving high. He performed throughout Louisiana and Tx as an associate of Chuck Guillory & His Tempo Males. He also fronted his personal units like a Slot Arthur-based Western golf swing unit that, for a while anyway, highlighted a vocalist called George Jones, who go on to be one of nation music’s biggest superstars. Another biggie nation star includes a different type of romantic relationship with Cairo. Being a previous Guillory Rhythm Youngster, country superstar Marty Robbins certainly understood all that band’s materials. Thus, it’s possible that there surely is truth in Cairo’s allegation that Robbins pilfered lots the pedal metal player wrote for the Tempo Young boys, entitled “YOU MERELY Wait and find out.” Guillory documented this amount at the same group of periods that had created the 1949 strike “Big Tx.” Cairo promises that Robbins composed his own edition of this tune, retitling it “Very Phrases.” Cairo also caused Jimmie C. Newman, Rufus Thibodeaux, Harry Choates, and something of the very most commercially effective Cajun works, Doug Kershaw. Once the Arhoolie label begun to organize periods involving historical Cajun players who have been still kicking out the jams within their old years, Cairo was known as in to participate both Fiddle Ruler of Cajun Golf swing offering Harry Choates and Guillory’s task Grand Tx. Cairo’s playing and performing both received positive mentions in testimonials for the last mentioned documenting. Early recordings by this musician, to which all submitting rights have got lapsed or are mired within a legal morass, are really likely to arrive on bootleg-oriented compilations like the two-disc Cajun collection on Disky. He also offers managed to get onto a Japanese-produced compilation of Traditional western swing around the Tishomongo label.

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Died November 13, 1999, Crowley, Louisiana, United States
Music Songs Big Texas, Grand Texas, Big Texas #2


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1 Starred in two different versions of "The Odyssey": Odissea (1968) as Penelope, and The Odyssey (1997) as Anticleia.
2 Irene Papas appeared with Anthony Quinn in 7 films starting as far back as 1954. The films are "Attila" (1954), The Guns of Navarone" (1961), "Zorba the Greek"(1964), "A Dream of Kings" (1969), the Mexican produced, Spanish languaged and filmed in Rome short film "El asesinato de Julio Cesar" (1972), "The Messenger" (1977), and "The Lion of the Desert" (1981).
3 Confirmed in an interview that she had an affair with Marlon Brando, a close friend until his death.
4 Member of the Anna-Marie Foundation's board of directors along with members of the Greek royal family.
5 Owns houses in Greece, Spain and Italy.
6 Provided the (somewhat breathless) vocals on track 5 disc 2 (named only with a infinity symbol) of the Aphrodite's Child 1971 concept album "666", music for which was composed by Vangelis Papathanassiou. The keyboards on the album were played by Vangelis and the bass and some of the vocals were played and sung by Demis Roussos.
7 She was a dear friend of Katharine Hepburn, with whom she starred in The Trojan Women (1971). Hepburn once said that she is "one of the best actresses in the history of cinema".
8 Federico Fellini was a huge admirer of her work.
9 She was discovered by Elia Kazan.
10 Like the other Greek actress of international fame, Melina Mercouri, she has recorded some records (now available as CDs), which have gained the status of classics in Greece and are very popular around the Greek Orthodox Easter. The names of the records are 'Odes' and 'Rapsodies', containing 15 traditional songs and hymns of the Greek Orthodox church. The songs and hymns have been re-arranged by the Oscar-winning composer Vangelis. She has also recorded songs of Mikis Theodorakis, but this particular record has been out of stock for many decades, although it had been said that it would be published in 2004 again.
11 She has no intention of returning to Greece to play in theatre, because she has suffered from continuous negative criticisms. She starred as the Greek heroine of 1821 (when Greek fought the Turks) in the film Bouboulina (1959). She was a personal friend of the Greek prime-minister Andreas Papandreou.
12 2002: She was named "Europe's woman", a title given to women who offer a lot to European civilization. In her speech, she sang a Greek folklore song
13 Festival tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, France. [2000]
14 Aunt of Aias Manthopoulos
15 Aunt of Manousos Manousakis


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Um Filme Falado 2003 Helena
Short Cuts 2002 TV Series Pensioner #1
...kai to treno paei ston ourano 2001
Podzimní návrat 2001
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Drosoula
Yerma 1998 Vieja pagana
Anxiety 1998 Mother
The Odyssey 1997 TV Series Anticleia
Party 1996 Irene
Jacob 1994 TV Movie Rebekah
L'ispettore anticrimine 1993 TV Mini-Series
Un amore rubato 1993 TV Movie
Pano, kato kai plagios 1993 Maria (as Eirini Pappa)
Lettera da Parigi 1992 Gina
Les cavaliers aux yeux verts 1990 TV Movie Anasthasie Rouch
Island 1989 Marquise
Le banquet 1989 TV Movie Diotime
Ocean 1989 TV Mini-Series Aurelia Perdomo
A Mala de Cartão 1988 TV Mini-Series Maria Amélia
Un bambino di nome Gesù 1987 TV Movie Old Maria
High Season 1987 Penelope
Cronaca di una morte annunciata 1987 Angela's mother
Sweet Country 1987 Mrs. Araya
The Assisi Underground 1985 Mother Giuseppina
Into the Night 1985 Shaheen Parvici
All'ombra della grande quercia 1984 TV Mini-Series Elena
Afghanistan pourquoi? 1983 Cultural attaché
Il disertore 1983 Mariangela
Eréndira 1983 Grandmother Amadis
Les tribulations de Manuel 1982 TV Movie Erinaki
Sarâb 1982 Mamluk's Mother
L'assistente sociale tutto pepe 1981 'La Signora'
Lion of the Desert 1980 Mabrouka
Blood Wedding 1980 La mère
Un'ombra nell'ombra 1979 Raffaella
Bloodline 1979 Simonetta Palazzi
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli 1979 Giulia Venere
L'uomo di Corleone 1977
Iphigenia 1977 Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
The Message 1976 Hind
Moses the Lawgiver 1974-1975 TV Mini-Series Zipporah
Bambina 1974 Raimonda Spina
Sutjeska 1973 Borina majka
El asesinato de Julio César 1972 Short
Don't Torture a Duckling 1972 Dona Aurelia Avallone
Piazza pulita 1972 Donna Mimma
Roma bene 1971 Elena Teopoulos
The Trojan Women 1971 Helen
Un posto ideale per uccidere 1971 Barbara Slater
N.P. 1971 Housewife
Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 Queen Katherine
A Dream of Kings 1969 Caliope
Z 1969 Hélène (as Irène Papas)
Ecce Homo 1968 Anna
The Brotherhood 1968 Ida Ginetta
Odissea 1968 TV Mini-Series Penelope
Beyond the Mountains 1967 Ajmi
We Still Kill the Old Way 1967 Luisa Roscio
The Steps 1966
Roger la Honte 1966 Julia de Noirville (as Irène Papas)
Zeugin aus der Hölle 1966 Lea Weiss
Zorba the Greek 1964 Widow
The Moon-Spinners 1964 Sophia
Electra 1962/I Elektra
Antigoni 1961 Antigone
The Guns of Navarone 1961 Maria
Bouboulina 1959 Laskarina Bouboulina (as Eirini Pappa)
I limni ton stenagmon 1959 Frosyni
Psit... koritsia! 1959 Eleni (as Eirini Pappa)
Climax! 1958 TV Series Maxanne York
La spada imbattibile 1957
The King's Musketeers 1957
Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 Jocasta Constantine
The Three Musketeers 1956 TV Series
The Missing Scientists 1955 Gina
Attila 1954 Grune
Theodora, Slave Empress 1954 Faidia
Vortice 1953 Clara
The Man from Cairo 1953 Yvonne Lebeau
The Unfaithfuls 1953 Luisa Azzali
Una di quelle 1953 Monica
Nekri politeia 1951 Lena (as Eirini Pappa)
Hamenoi angeloi 1948 Liana (as Eirini Papa)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall 2013 TV Series 1 episode
The Third Solution 1988 performer: "40 braves, menousis, moiroloi"
Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 performer: "They Are Giving My Sweetheart Away"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La nit al dia 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Film Genre 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Continuarà... 1999 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 1992 TV Series Herself
Jocs de nit 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Arribada de la flama olímpica a Empúries 1992 TV Movie Herself
Over Easy 1979 TV Series Herself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1978 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sacha show 1969 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series Herself - Audience Bow
The Merv Griffin Show 1968 TV Series Herself - Guest
Girl Talk 1967 TV Series Herself
Two Girls on the Town 1961 Short Herself / Narrator
MGM Parade 1956 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1966 TV Series Sophia
MGM Parade 1956 TV Series Jocasta Constantine
La Crida, història d'una resposta 2011 TV Movie documentary
Il falso bugiardo 2008 Herself
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Taormina Arte Award Taormina International Film Festival
1993 Distinguished Achievement Award Hamptons International Film Festival
1972 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress The Trojan Women (1971)
1962 Greek Competition Award Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Actress Ilektra (1962)
1962 Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Actress Ilektra (1962)
1961 Greek Competition Award Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Actress Antigoni (1961)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Actress in a Lead Role Island (1989)


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