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Also Known As: Died: July 24, 1992
Born: May 15, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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Worked in munitions factory at age 16 and then as a secretary, mannequin and artist's model before appearing in music hall revues
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Starred on stage in operetta, "Yes" at the Theatre des Capucines
1931:
First film, "Un Chien Qui Rapporte"
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Refused to work for a German film company in operation during the Occupation of France in the early 1940s
1945:
Played her most famous role, that of Garance in Marcel Carne's "Les Enfants du Paradis"/"Children of Paradise"
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Spent two months in jail after the Liberation after it was revealed that she had an affair with a German officer; career harmed for several years
1949:
Returned to major films with "Portrait of an Assassin"
1957:
Accident left her temporarily blind
1964:
Began losing her vision again; condition worsened until she was almost completely blind

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