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Also Known As: Leonard Kunvely Died:
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A clever, talented actor-comedian-host, Marc Labrèche was most successful when he could draw on satire and comedy to make a statement about the human condition. Born Nov. 20, 1960 in Montréal, Canada, Marc Labrèche followed in the footsteps of his father, the Québec comedian Gaétan Labrèche. Labrèche won a Best Supporting Actor Gémeaux for his role as a penny pincher with a social-climbing wife on the satirical sitcom "La petite vie" ("Little Life") (Radio-Canada, 1993-98) but became a cult icon for hosting the comedy "news" series "La fin du monde est à 7 heures" ("The End of the World is at 7") (TQS, 1997-2000), likened by many to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1996- ). Winning another Gémeaux for his work, Labrèche went on to create a more traditional (but still sharp) talk show, "Le grand blond avec un show sournois" (TVA, 2001-03), which he left after his wife died. An immensely gifted comedian, Labrèche won three more Gémeaux awards for his work playing triplets - two men and one woman - as well as their grandfather on the soap opera parody "Le coeur a ses raisons" ("The Heart Has its Reasons") (TVA, 2005-07) and earned Genie and Jutra nominations for "L'âge des ténèbres"...

A clever, talented actor-comedian-host, Marc Labrèche was most successful when he could draw on satire and comedy to make a statement about the human condition. Born Nov. 20, 1960 in Montréal, Canada, Marc Labrèche followed in the footsteps of his father, the Québec comedian Gaétan Labrèche. Labrèche won a Best Supporting Actor Gémeaux for his role as a penny pincher with a social-climbing wife on the satirical sitcom "La petite vie" ("Little Life") (Radio-Canada, 1993-98) but became a cult icon for hosting the comedy "news" series "La fin du monde est à 7 heures" ("The End of the World is at 7") (TQS, 1997-2000), likened by many to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1996- ). Winning another Gémeaux for his work, Labrèche went on to create a more traditional (but still sharp) talk show, "Le grand blond avec un show sournois" (TVA, 2001-03), which he left after his wife died. An immensely gifted comedian, Labrèche won three more Gémeaux awards for his work playing triplets - two men and one woman - as well as their grandfather on the soap opera parody "Le coeur a ses raisons" ("The Heart Has its Reasons") (TVA, 2005-07) and earned Genie and Jutra nominations for "L'âge des ténèbres" ("The Age of Ignorance") (2007), about a civil servant driven to fantasy to escape his increasingly complicated and unhappy life.

By Jonathan Riggs

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Assistant Director
2.
  Murderers' Row (1966) Assistant Director
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  Winter A-Go-Go (1965) Assistant Director
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  Varan the Unbelievable (1962) Asst dir for U.S. version
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  Dinosaurus! (1960) Assistant Director
6.
  Inherit the Wind (1960) 2d asst dir
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  The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958) Assistant Director
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  The Man Who Died Twice (1958) Assistant Director
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  The Crooked Circle (1957) Assistant Director
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  Taming Sutton's Gal (1957) Assistant Director

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jpeasley ( 2006-10-02 )

Source: work at the facility where he lived.

Leonard Kunody, (AKA Leonard Kunvely) passed away on Sept. 29, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas.

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