200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1975

Despo Diamantidou stars in Woody Allen’s film “The Peacemaker”

The April 1967 military coup in Greece finds Despo Diamantidou (1916-2004) in the USA, participating in the theatrical production of the film “Never on Sunday” (Ilya Darling). She chooses to stay there in exile until the return of democracy. Her talent and the fact that she was multilingual helped her participate in many productions in the USA. She was chosen by Woody Allen, to play his mother in one of the most influential films in cinema history, “The Peacemaker.” She was a close friend of Melina Merkouri, a very talented actor in the cinema and the theater and a well-known and respected translator of plays.