French actors who deceased in 1998

Here are 9 famous actors from France died in 1998:

Jean Marais

Jean Marais (December 11, 1913 Cherbourg-Octeville-November 8, 1998 Cannes) also known as Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais, Marais, Maray or Jean Alfred Villain-Marais was a French actor, theatre director, writer, artist, sculptor, stunt performer, painter and visual artist. His child is called Serge Marais.

Jean Marais was best known for his work as an actor and starred in several iconic French films of the 20th century, including Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" and "Orpheus." He was also associated with the French New Wave, appearing in films such as "Le fantôme de la liberté" and "La nuit de Varennes."

Aside from his acting career, Marais was also an accomplished artist and sculptor, and his work was featured in galleries and museums around the world. He was a close friend and collaborator of Jean Cocteau, and the two worked together on several artistic projects throughout their careers.

Marais was openly gay and his relationship with Cocteau was rumored to be romantic in nature. He was also known for his daring stunts, performing many of his own stunts in films.

Jean Marais passed away in 1998 at the age of 84. Despite his passing, his legacy as both an actor and artist remains an important part of French cultural history.

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Nino Ferrer

Nino Ferrer (August 15, 1934 Genoa-August 13, 1998 Montcuq) also known as Ferrer, Nino, Nino Agostino Arturo Maria Ferrari, Mino Ferrer or Ferrer, Mino was a French singer and actor. He had two children, Pierre Ferrer and Arthur Ferrer.

Nino Ferrer was born to an Italian family and spent most of his childhood in France. He began his career as an artist in the 1960s and quickly gained fame with his hit songs such as "Mirza" and "Le Sud". He also dabbled in acting and appeared in several French films, including "Un homme et une femme" and "Les Enfants Terribles".

Ferrer was known for his unique musical style which incorporated elements of jazz, soul, and blues. He was a talented musician who played several instruments including the guitar, bass, and piano.

Despite his success, Ferrer was a reclusive artist who shunned the limelight and preferred to live a quiet life with his family. He suffered from depression and tragically took his own life in 1998, just two days before his 64th birthday.

Despite his untimely death, Nino Ferrer remains a beloved figure in French music and his songs continue to be popular to this day.

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Jacques Dumesnil

Jacques Dumesnil (November 9, 1904 Paris-May 8, 1998 Bron) also known as Jacques Joly, Dumesnil or J. Dumesnil was a French actor and voice actor. He had one child, Pierre Dumesnil.

Dumesnil's career in acting spanned over five decades, beginning in the 1930s and continuing through to the 1980s. He appeared in over 150 films, both French and international productions, and is best known for his roles in films such as "Casque d'Or" (1952), "Napoléon" (1955), and "The Phantom of Liberty" (1974).

In addition to his work on the big screen, Dumesnil was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to French versions of foreign films and animation. He notably provided the voice for the character of Hamm in the French version of Pixar's "Toy Story" (1995).

Despite his extensive career, Dumesnil remained somewhat of an enigmatic figure, shying away from the spotlight and rarely granting interviews. He passed away in 1998 at the age of 93 in the French city of Bron.

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Jess Hahn

Jess Hahn (October 29, 1921 Terre Haute-June 29, 1998 Saint-Malo) a.k.a. Jesse Beryle Hahn, Jess Hann, Jesse Hahn or J. Hahn was a French actor and musician.

Jess Hahn was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States, and moved to France after serving in World War II. He began his career as a musician and played trumpet in the orchestra of Claude Luter, a well-known French jazz clarinetist. Hahn then transitioned to acting and appeared in over 80 films between 1953 and 1993. He became a popular character actor in France, known for his comedic timing and dynamic presence on screen. Some of his notable roles include "Breathless" (1960), "The Soft Skin" (1964), and "Borsalino" (1970). Hahn also dabbled in screenwriting and wrote the screenplay for "Les Durs" (1974). He passed away in Saint-Malo, France, in 1998 at the age of 77.

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Gérard Sety

Gérard Sety (December 13, 1922 Paris-February 1, 1998 Maisons-Laffitte) a.k.a. Gérard Séty was a French actor.

He began his professional acting career at the age of 21, appearing in French films and stage productions. In the 1950s, he gained international recognition with his role in the film "Forbidden Games" directed by René Clément. Sety continued to act in French and European films throughout the 1960s and 1970s, often portraying elegant and sophisticated characters. Apart from acting, he was also an accomplished poet, and published several collections of his own writings. In his later years, he focused on his writing and published numerous articles on French literature and poetry. Sety passed away in 1998 at the age of 75.

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Hubert Deschamps

Hubert Deschamps (September 13, 1923 Paris-December 29, 1998 Paris) a.k.a. Hubert Deschamp or Deschamps was a French actor.

He began his career on stage in the early 1950s and appeared in numerous theater productions throughout his career. Deschamps was also known for his work in French cinema, appearing in over 50 films. Some of his notable film roles include "Fanny" (1961), "The Soft Skin" (1964), and "May Fools" (1990). In addition to his work in theater and film, Deschamps also acted in television series and films such as the popular French comedy "Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez" (1964). Deschamps was widely regarded for his talent and versatility as an actor and was a recipient of the Molière Award, one of the most prestigious honors in French theater.

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Simon de La Brosse

Simon de La Brosse (October 9, 1965 Paris-April 17, 1998 Suresnes) also known as Simon de la Brosse was a French actor.

Simon de La Brosse was born on October 9, 1965 in Paris, France. He began his acting career in 1989 with the film "J'entends plus la guitare" directed by Philippe Garrel. Besides being an actor, he was also a musician and played in several bands.

He was known for his performances in French films such as "La Haine" (1995) directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and "Les Rivières pourpres" (2000) directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. His other notable films include "Messieurs les enfants" (1997) directed by Pierre Boutron and "La Vie de Jésus" (1997) directed by Bruno Dumont.

On April 17, 1998, Simon de La Brosse tragically passed away at the age of 32 in Suresnes, France due to a drug overdose. His death was a shock to the French film industry and fans alike.

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Yves Mourousi

Yves Mourousi (July 20, 1942 Suresnes-April 7, 1998 Paris) also known as Yves Stanislas Jean Benoît Marie Mourousi was a French actor.

He is best known as a newsreader for French television, and was one of the country's most recognizable presenters during the 1970s and 1980s. He began his career as a journalist and news anchor before transitioning to acting. Mourousi appeared in several French language films and television series throughout his career, including the hit sitcom "Maguy." He was also known for his good looks and charm, which helped him become a popular figure in French media. Mourousi passed away at the age of 55 from a heart attack, leaving behind a legacy as one of France's most beloved television hosts.

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Jean Chapot

Jean Chapot (November 15, 1930 Bois-Guillaume-April 10, 1998 Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French screenwriter, actor, film director, television director and film producer.

Chapot began his career as a theater actor before transitioning to film in the 1950s. He went on to write and direct several successful films, including "Les Eva des bas-fonds" (1961) and "Le Chaud Lapin" (1974). In addition to his work in cinema, Chapot also directed many episodes of French television series such as "Les Cinq Dernières Minutes" and "Les Brigades du Tigre". He received critical acclaim for his work and was recognized with several awards, including the César Award for Best Film for his 1984 film "Les Morfalous". Chapot passed away in 1998 at the age of 67.

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