Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau

French actress, singer, screenwriter and director (1928-2017)
Jeanne Moreau was a French actress, singer, screenwriter, director, and socialite. She made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 23, 1928
HometownParis, France
Height5'3" (1.59m)
SpouseJean-Louis Richard (m 1949 - 1964) , Jean-Louis Richard (m 1949 - 1951) , William Friedkin (m 1977 - 1979)
ChildrenJerome Richard
ParentsAnatole-Désiré Moreau , Katherine Moreau
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French actress Jeanne Moreau has died at 89

Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War II, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile story, Britain’s Guardian newspaper captured a facet of Moreau that set her apart from other stars of the ’60s, such as the sultry Brigitte Bardot. “While Bardot did the dippy blonde sex bomb thing, Moreau was as sharp as cold air and mercilessly clever,” the newspaper said of her in 2001. One of the highlights of a career that blossomed with the New Wave cinema of the ’60s was Francois Truffaut’s Jules and Jim, where Moreau stars as the lover of two men who fight for opposite sides in World War One. Another hit among dozens over the decades was Ascenseur pour l’echafaud, or Elevator to the Gallows, directed by Louis Malle with a soundtrack of the same name by jazz artist Miles Davis. Jeanne Moreau, 1928 – 2017 #AFP pic.twitter.com/MQaXSX0vwc— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) July 31, 2017 Moreau was born on January 23, 1928 to a Paris cafe owner and an English woman who danced at the city’s Folies Bergere club. “I interrupted her career,” Moreau said many years later in a French TV interview where she also joked about her father, a cafe owner in the Montmartre area of northern Paris. He, Moreau said in her smoker’s gravelly voice, had a habit of turning up to see her in the theatre in her debut years before cinema fame, before dozing off and snoring. New of her death prompted a flood of tributes, one of them from President Emmanuel Macron, who paid homage to a “true left wing woman”, adding on her contribution to cinema: “What set her apart was she ignored what was expected of her – never letting herself be pigeon-holed as a mindless seducer or femme fatale – to embrace new styles and forms.”
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Albums

Poulenc: L'Histoire de Babar; Satie: Sports et Divertissements
Poulenc: L'Histoire de Babar; Satie: Sports et Divertissements
1995
Condamné à Mort de Jean Genet
Condamné à Mort de Jean Genet
2010
Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
1996
Je suis vous tous qui m'écoutez
Je suis vous tous qui m'écoutez
2021
Condamné à Mort [Live au Quartz de Brest, 2010]
Condamné à Mort [Live au Quartz de Brest, 2010]
2021
Je Suis Vous Tous
Je Suis Vous Tous
2021
Poulenc: L'Histoire de Babar, le petit élephant
Poulenc: L'Histoire de Babar, le petit élephant
2020
Tourbillon de Ma Vie
Tourbillon de Ma Vie
2018
Immortal
Immortal
2008
Succés et Confidences
Succés et Confidences
2007
Chansons de Clarisse
Chansons de Clarisse
2000
Album Collection
Album Collection
2000
Master Series
Master Series
2000
Jeanne Chante Jeanne
Jeanne Chante Jeanne
1999
Tourbillon
Tourbillon
1998
Toujours
Toujours
1996
Chante Norge
Chante Norge
1995

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1967British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActressViva Maria!Winner
1963British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActressJules and JimNominated

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