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Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:46AM
Iranian veteran dubber Ali Kasmaie

Iranian veteran dubber Ali Kasmaie

Iranian veteran dubber, known as the father of Persian dubbing art, Ali Kasmaie has passed away at 97 in his home in the capital city of Tehran. Kasmaie, who was very popular among Iranians for his soft voice, died on Tuesday, after 2 years of suffering fractures to his pelvis. Kasmaie, who studied Economics at the University of Tehran, began his dubbing career in 1952. He featured many popular characters in prominent movies. He was also the dubbing manager of several renowned movies and series, including My Fair Lady, Doctor Zhivago, The Sound of Music and Hamlet. The funeral procession will begin from Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday. He will then be buried in the Artists section of Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery. SAB/MA
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