Here are 3 famous actors from France died in 1951:
Louis Jouvet (December 24, 1887 Crozon-August 16, 1951 Paris) also known as Jules Eugène Louis Jouvet was a French actor, theatre director, film director, pharmacist and teacher. He had one child, Lisa Jouvet.
Jouvet is best known for his work in the theater, having played many iconic characters in French drama, such as the title character in Molière's "Tartuffe" and the role of the Inspector in Jean Giraudoux's "The Madwoman of Chaillot". He was also the director of Paris's renowned Athénée Theatre for many years, where he produced and directed many successful plays.
Jouvet was equally well-regarded for his work in cinema, often portraying eccentric, enigmatic characters. He appeared in over 50 films, including the 1938 classic "Quai des Orfèvres", where he played a police detective trying to solve a murder. Jouvet was also a respected film director, having directed several films himself, including 1946's "Doctor Knock".
Despite his success in the arts, Jouvet also had a keen interest in science and pharmacology, having studied pharmacy before turning to acting. He even worked as a pharmacist for a time before dedicating himself fully to his theatrical pursuits.
Jouvet died in 1951 at the age of 63, but his contributions to French theater and film continue to be celebrated to this day.
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Louis Florencie (December 4, 1896 Paris-December 4, 1951 Madrid) a.k.a. Florencie, Florence or Louis Jean Baptiste Florencie was a French actor.
Florencie began his acting career in the theater before transitioning to film in the 1920s. He appeared in over 70 films throughout his career and is perhaps best known for his work in silent films. Florencie also had a successful career behind the scenes as a screenwriter, penning scripts for several French films. He was highly regarded in the French film industry, and his contributions to the medium were recognized with a posthumous award from the French Cinematheque in 1959. Despite his success in France, Florencie spent the later years of his life in Spain, where he continued to act in films until his death.
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Jules Berry (February 9, 1883 Poitiers-April 23, 1951 Paris) also known as Jules Peaufichet or Marie Louis Jules Paufichet was a French actor. His child is called Michèle Berry.
Jules Berry began his acting career in 1912 at the Odéon theatre in Paris. He eventually made his way to the big screen and appeared in over 70 films throughout his career. Some of his most notable performances include his role as the devil in Julien Duvivier's "La Beauté du Diable" (1949) and as the sadistic prison guard in Marcel Carné's "Le Jour se Lève" (1939). He also worked as a director and playwright, having written several successful plays in the 1920s. In addition to his work in film, theater, and writing, Berry was an active member of the French Resistance during World War II. He passed away in 1951 at the age of 68.
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