Friday, April 29, 2016

Norman Wisdom With Shaban Jafari

Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom,OBE (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010) was an English actor, comedian, and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. Wisdom gained celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were the only ones by Western actors permitted by dictator Enver Hoxha to be shown. Charlie Chaplin once referred to Wisdom as his "favourite clown". Wikipedia
Shaban Jafari, often known as Shaban Bimokh, was one of the famous street thugs in Tehran. He was also a practitioner of Iranian Traditional sport (varzesh-e bastani) and was a frequent at Zoorkhaneh. During the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, he was often regarded as a leader of street fights for the Shah and against the popular Mohammad Mossadegh. Wikipedia 

Norman In Iran With Shaban Jafari

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