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KHEYRKHAH, HOSEYN

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Author(s): Ali Pour Issa
A version of this article is available in print Volume XVI, Fascicle 5, pp. 529-530 KHEYRKHAH, HOSEYN (ḤOSAYN ḴAYRḴᵛĀH), the stage name of Ḥosayn Solṭāni (b. Tehran, 1288/1909; d. Berlin, 30 Bahman 1341/19 February 1963), a noted actor and director who played an important role in the formation of modern Persian theater. Kheyrkhah had his first acting experience by playing in stage shows performed by students at Šaraf Moẓaffari High School in Tehran. He was only seventeen years old when, in 1926, along with his classmate, the future actor and stag…