Kirk Douglas
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Sidney Poitier
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Joseph Cotten
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Alfred Hitchcock
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Maurice Chevalier
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Gregory Peck
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Louis Jourdan

Knowledge Identifier: +Louis_Jourdan


Louis Jourdan

Retired French film and television actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (54%), France (12%), United Kingdom (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kirk Douglas, The Paradine Case, Sidney Poitier

Linked to: Gestapo, BBC




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Louis Jourdan was born in 1921 add something


On 11 March 1946, Jourdan married Berthe Frédérique, with whom he had his only child, a son add something


In 1947, Jourdan accepted an offer to appear in "The Paradine Case", a drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck add something


The Paradine Case - "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast a radio adaptation of the film on 9 May 1947 1949, starring Joseph Cotten, with Alida Valli and Louis Jourdan reprising their roles


During the 1950s, Jourdan acted in several major films, taking the male lead in "The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful" with Brigitte Bardot as the lead actress add something


He returned to Broadway for a short run in 1955, and that year he made his American TV debut as Inspector Beaumont in the TV series "Paris Precinct" add something


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - In 1958, MGM released what is generally considered their last great musical, Arthur Freed's Cinemascope color production of "Gigi", starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan


John Cullum - In 1965, he was called in to replace Louis Jourdan during the Boston tryout of the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever


Made in Paris - "'Made in Paris"' is a 1966 American romantic comedy film starring Louis Jourdan, Ann-Margret, Richard Crenna, Edie Adams, and Chad Everett


During the 1970s, Jourdan recorded a series of spoken word albums of the "Babar the Elephant" books that were released by Caedmon Records add something


In later years, Jourdan appeared on television, including 1977's "Count Dracula" for the BBC and the 1978 "Columbo" episode "Murder Under Glass" add something


Bosco Hogan - He played Jonathan Harker in the 1977 television version of "Count Dracula" with Louis Jourdan and played Edward Ferrars in the 1981 adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility"


Susan Penhaligon - Other significant television appearances have been as Lucy in the 1977 BBC adaptation "Count Dracula" starring Louis Jourdan, Bianca in a 1980 TV adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" and "A Kind of Loving"


Jourdan's only child, his son Louis Henry Jourdan, died of a drug overdose in 1981 and was buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles , California add something


In 1983, Jourdan played the villainous Kamal Khan in the James Bond movie "Octopussy" add something


His final film before his retirement was "The Year Of The Comet" in 1992 add something


In 2010, Jourdan was awarded "Légion d'Honneur" in Los Angeles , which he received, accompanied by friends, including Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas add something


In July 2010, Jourdan was made an Officier de la Legion d'honneur, which he received, accompanied by friends, including Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas add something


Jourdan died at his home in Beverly Hills on 14 February 2015 at the age of 93 add something