BEIRUT – Director and actor Berj Fazlian passed away in Beirut on February 15. Born in Istanbul, Fazlian was considered one of the important founders of the Lebanese theater. Through his work in particular with the Rahbani brothers and Feyrouz, he succeeded in creating a golden age for the theater.
He appeared in dozens of films and produced numerous plays. He played a prominent role in Armenian as well as Lebanese theater.
He was a respected lecturer on theater.
He was married to the artist Sirvart Fazlian (née Gregorian). He also leaves his children, Harout Fazlian, conductor of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.