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TEHRAN.(Iranart) –Parviz Pourhosseini, the veteran actor of stage and screen, died of COVID-19 in a Tehran hospital on Friday.

His son, Poorang, confirmed the news in a call to Meher on Friday morning.  

Parviz Pourhosseini was born in 1941 in Tehran. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in performance arts from Tehran University's Faculty of Fine arts.

 In 1961, with director Hamid Samandarian, he and other artists formed an acting troupe named "Pasargad".

Since then, Poorhosseini had appeared in more than 35 movies, over 70 TV shows and 60 theater performances.

Pourhosseini was best known for his roles in "Bashu, the Little Stranger" (1989), "The Fifth Season" (1997) and" Saint Mary" (1997). Other well-known films he had performed in include "The Man Who Became a Mouse" (1985), "The Night it Happened" (1988), "Angel Day" (1993), and "Leila's Sleep" (2007). 

He has also appeared in various series such as "Mokhtarnameh" by Davood Mirbagheri, "Innocents" by Ahmad Amini, "Sarzamin Kohan" by Kamal Tabrizi and "Mikael" by Sirus Moghadam.

Parviz Pourhosseini
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