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Pierre Fresnay

Pierre Fresnay (April 4, 1897 Paris-January 9, 1975 Neuilly-sur-Seine) also known as Pierre Jules Louis Laudenbach was a French actor.

He began his acting career in theater and gained popularity in the 1920s. Fresnay appeared in over 60 films, including several notable French classics such as "Le Corbeau," "La Grande Illusion," and "Les Enfants Terribles," among others.

He also directed two films in the 1950s. In addition to acting, Fresnay served in the French Army during World War I and later in the French Resistance during World War II. He was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1939 and was promoted to Officer in 1949.

Fresnay was married to French actress Yvonne Printemps from 1926 until her death in 1977. They had a daughter together named Jacqueline.

Fresnay was born into a wealthy family and studied law briefly before pursuing his passion for acting. He made his stage debut in 1913 and quickly became a respected actor in both classical and contemporary theater. In the 1920s, he began to appear in films and gained critical acclaim for his performances.

During World War I, Fresnay served as a pilot in the French Army and was eventually discharged due to injuries. He later joined the French Resistance during World War II, using his celebrity status to help publicize resistance activities and raise funds for the cause.

Fresnay's career spanned several decades and he worked with many prominent French directors and actors. In the 1950s, he directed two films, "Le Feu aux Poudres" and "Les Amants de Montparnasse."

Fresnay remained active in his later years, frequently appearing on stage and in film. He died in 1975 at the age of 77 and was buried in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris alongside his wife, Yvonne Printemps.

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