Louis Jourdan

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Louis Jourdan
Jourdan in Madame Bovary trailer, 1949
Louis Robert Gendre

(1921-06-19)19 June 1921
Marseille, France
Died14 February 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 93)
Years active1939–1992
SpouseBerthe Frédérique "Quique" Jourdan (1946–2014; her death)
ChildrenLouis Henry Jourdan (1951–1981)

Louis Jourdan (Louis Robert Gendre, June 19, 1921 – February 14, 2015) was a French retired actor. He appeared in The Paradine Case (1947), Gigi (1958), The Best of Everything (1959) and Octopussy (1983). His final movie before his retirement was The Year Of The Comet in 1992.

Jourdan was born on June 19, 1921 in Marseille, France.[1] He studied at the École Dramatique. Jourdan was married to Berthe Frédérique from 1946 until her death in 2014. They had a son, Louis Jourdan, Jr.. Jourdan, Jr. died of a drug overdose aged 29 in 1981.

Jourdan died in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 93.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Louis Jourdan profile at Film Reference.com
  2. "Louis Jourdan, Star of 'Octopussy,' 'Gigi,' Dies at 93". Variety.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015.

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