Anta Kalampothakis 1942 1968

Anta Kalampothakis 1942-1968 Sometime during the month of March 1968, in Toronto Canada, Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas met and fell in love with a beautiful and well-educated girl named Anta Kalampothakis. Anta Kalampothakis was a popular personality in the Greek community since she hosted children’s programs, the news broadcast, talk shows, cooking segments, and in general hosted a twelve-hour radio broadcast all by herself. Following what was considered to be a whirlwind romance, he popped the question and Spyros Peter Goudas and Anta Kalampothakis became engaged in May 1968. Unfortunately, his happiness didn't last long; Anta passed away three short months later, without any indication of illness, from a brain tumor.With sadness, Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas explained that on the day that Anta passed away, they were sightseeing at City Hall in Toronto and Anta mentioned to him: "Lately, sometimes I loose my vision."No one could have envisioned that hours later Anta Kalampothakis would be gone forever! Anta’s sudden passing caused chaos and sorrow not only for Mr. Goudas, but also within the Greek community in general, due to her popularity. There was a huge turnout at her funeral. Her radio program was listened and enjoyed by thousands of loyal radio listeners. Because of his love for her, Mr. Goudas arranged to have her dressed in a wedding gown and her remains were flown back to her parents in her native land of Greece. (This picture of Anta Kalampothakis was taken by Spyros Peter Goudas when they visited Montreal, to see Lucille Starr singing The French Song weeks prior to her passing.) //////////// "The French Song" was an international success that made Lucille Starr the first Canadian artist to have a record sell over a million copies.The song took her from near obscurity to the world stage, touring the United States, Australia, South Africa, Netherlands and across Europe. In the years preceding Lucille Starr become not only a Starr with two (rr) but a Super Starrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ! Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes, Et que la nuit rencontre le jour. Je sui seule avec mes reves sur la montagne, Une voix me rapelle toujours. Ecoute a ma porte les chansons du vent, M'rapelle les souvenirs de toi Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes Je suis seule, je ne veux penser qu'a toi Now when the sun says good-day to the mountains And the night says hello to the dawn I'm alone with my dreams on the hilltop And I can still hear his voice though he's gone I hear from my door the love songs through the wind It brings back sweet memories of you. Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes Je suis seule, je ne veux penser qu'a toi.