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||July 24, 1992
||May 15, 1898
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RATE AND COMMENT
Worked in munitions factory at age 16 and then as a secretary, mannequin and artist's model before appearing in music hall revues
Starred on stage in operetta, "Yes" at the Theatre des Capucines
First film, "Un Chien Qui Rapporte"
Refused to work for a German film company in operation during the Occupation of France in the early 1940s
Played her most famous role, that of Garance in Marcel Carne's "Les Enfants du Paradis"/"Children of Paradise"
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
Returned to major films with "Portrait of an Assassin"
Accident left her temporarily blind
Began losing her vision again; condition worsened until she was almost completely blind