Meet the country singer “Ann Claire Pahlavi” in the U.S.


In 1936, Reza Shah Pahlavi decided to have her daughters married. Among many suitors, Ali Mohammad Qavam (son of Ebrahim Qavam-ol-Molk Shirazi) and Fereidun Jam (son of the prime minister, Mahmud Jam) were chosen for Shams and Ashraf respectively. However, Shams preferred Fereidun Jam and the grooms were changed. Ann Claire’s journey to a career in music and television, began long before she was born, when her grandmother, who was born into a Persian royal family, eloped with a musician and eventually settled in southern California during the 1930s.


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