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Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin was a French actor and singer. He is usually called Fernandel.

He was born on 8 May 1903 in Marseille, France.[1] He acted in comedies for vaudeville and operettas. He was best known for his role in the Don Camillo series of movies.[2] His first Hollywood movie was Around the World in Eighty Days.

Fernandel died 26 February 1971 from lung cancer.[3] He is buried in the Cimetière de Passy, Paris, France.

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  1. "Le borgate". comune.perosaargentina.to.it/ (in Italian). Comune di Perosa Argentina. 28 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  2. Fernandel "Don Camillo, le rôle de ma vie" | Archive INA, retrieved 2022-12-29
  3. Innate, Henry Giniger (1971-02-28). "Fernandel, Comedian, 67, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-12-29.

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