French actors who deceased in 1976

Here are 5 famous actors from France died in 1976:

Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin (May 17, 1904 Paris-November 15, 1976 Neuilly-sur-Seine) otherwise known as Jean-Alexis Moncorgé, Jean Moncorgé, Alexis Moncourge, Jean-Alexis Moncorge or Jean Alexis Gabin Moncorgé was a French actor, singer, film producer and soldier. His children are called Florence Gabin, Valérie Moncorgé and Mathias Moncorgé.

Gabin was considered one of the greatest actors in French cinema history, with a career spanning over five decades. He began his acting career in the 1920s as a stage actor, before transitioning to film in the 1930s. He became a major star in the 1930s and 1940s, known for his tough, yet charming, persona in films such as "Pépé le Moko" (1937) and "Le jour se lève" (1939).

During World War II, Gabin put his acting career on hold and joined the Free French Forces. He served as a gunner and later as a liaison officer, earning the Croix de Guerre and the Médaille Militaire for his bravery.

After the war, Gabin returned to acting and continued to star in some of France's most acclaimed films, including "La Grande Illusion" (1937), "Grand Hotel" (1946), and "Touchez pas au grisbi" (1954). He also ventured into producing films in the 1960s.

Gabin's career declined in the 1970s as he aged and the French New Wave led to a shift in French cinema. He passed away in 1976 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy as one of France's greatest actors.

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Albert Dieudonné

Albert Dieudonné (November 26, 1889 Paris-March 19, 1976 Paris) also known as Albert Dieudonne, Napoleon or Dieudonné was a French novelist, film director, actor and screenwriter.

Dieudonné is best known for his role as Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1927 film "Napoleon". He not only played the lead role, but also directed and co-wrote the film, which is considered a masterpiece of silent cinema. Dieudonné began his career in the theater before transitioning to film. He appeared in over 50 films throughout his career and directed several others. In addition to his work in film, Dieudonné was also an accomplished writer, having published several novels and plays. He was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1969 for his contributions to French culture. Dieudonné died in Paris at the age of 86.

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Fernand Sardou

Fernand Sardou (September 18, 1910 Avignon-January 31, 1976 Toulon) a.k.a. Sardou was a French actor, singer and screenwriter. His child is called Michel Sardou.

Fernand Sardou was born into a family of performers and began his own career as a cabaret singer in the 1930s. He transitioned into acting in the 1950s and went on to appear in over 50 films and TV shows throughout his career. Sardou was also a prolific songwriter, penning songs for his son Michel Sardou as well as other popular French singers. Despite his success as a performer, Sardou was known for his reclusive personal life and reluctance to give interviews. He passed away in 1976 at the age of 65.

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Jean de Limur

Jean de Limur (November 13, 1887 Vouhé, Charente-Maritime-June 5, 1976 Paris) otherwise known as Jean François Marie Chenu de Limur was a French actor, film director and screenwriter.

He was best known for his work in silent films during the 1910s and 1920s, and was considered an influential figure in the French film industry. Limur's acting career began on stage, where he performed in various plays before transitioning to film. In addition to his acting work, he also directed and wrote several films. Limur's notable directorial works include "L'Homme qui assassina" (1920) and "Le Crime des Faubourgs" (1923). In 1929, he founded his own film production company, "Les Films Jean de Limur". After the advent of sound films, Limur continued to work in film as an actor, but his career gradually declined. He retired from acting in the early 1950s and spent the rest of his life in Paris.

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Max Maxudian

Max Maxudian (June 12, 1881 Smyrna-July 20, 1976 Boulogne-Billancourt) also known as Max Algop Maxudian, Maxoudian or Maxudian was a French actor and writer.

Max Maxudian was born on June 12, 1881, in Smyrna, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire and is now modern-day Turkey. He started his career in theater in Paris in the early 1900s as an actor, and eventually became a writer as well. Maxudian wrote several plays, including "Le Désir" and "Don Giovanni," which were performed in Paris during the 1920s and '30s.

Maxudian also acted in many films, including "Les Misérables" (1934) and "L'Assassinat du Père Noël" (1941). He became known for his impressive mustache, which was a trademark of his appearance on screen.

Maxudian lived in France for most of his life and passed away in Boulogne-Billancourt on July 20, 1976, at the age of 95. He was known for his contributions to French theater and cinema and remains an important figure in the cultural history of France.

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