Born in 1931, the renowned artist passed away on July 12, 2012 after a long battle with illness.
Samandarian learned the basics of theater under the supervision of some of Germany’s greatest masters.
Upon returning to Iran, he started teaching theater and trained many talented stage actors.
The Iranian artist staged numerous dramas during his lifetime, including No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and Marriage of Mr. Mississippi by Friedrich Durrenmatt.
The production of Durrenmatt’s Old Lady’s Visit in Tehran about five years ago, was Samandarin’s last dramatic experience.