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Also Known As: Died: January 22, 1994
Born: September 8, 1910 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as a teacher and, for a time, studied art
1931:
Paris stage debut, "Volpone"
1935:
Debut as stage director
1935:
Film acting debut in "Les Beaux Jours"
1936:
First film with director Marcel Carne, "Jenny"
1940:
Acted and directed at the Comedie Francaise
1947:
Co-founded Renaud-Barrault Paris stage company with his wife
1959:
Named director of the Theatre de France
1960:
Returned to films after a notable absence to play a role in "Dialogue des Carmelites"
1962:
Debut in English-language film, the all-star war epic "The Longest Day
1968:
Removed from directorship of the Theatre de France for siding with French students and workers during famous riots of May, 1968
1988:
Final film appearance in "La Lumiere du Lac/The Light of the Lake"

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