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Overview (3)

Born in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Died in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland  (heart attack)
Birth NameJean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh

Mini Bio (1)

Jean Anouilh was born on June 23, 1910 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh. He was a writer and director, known for Becket (1964), Monsieur Vincent (1947) and Le voyageur sans bagages (1944). He was married to Nicole Lançon and Monelle Valentin. He died on October 3, 1987 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.

Spouse (2)

Nicole Lançon (1953 - 3 October 1987) (his death)
Monelle Valentin (1932 - 1952) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

His last name is generally pronounced "aw-noo'ee".
In 1961, won two Tony Awards: as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of Best Play winner "Becket." He also received two other nominations as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1956 for "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and in 1958 for "Time Remembered."
Father, with Monelle Valentin, of actress Catherine Anouilh.
Playwright, screenwriter and director, often dealing with classic or mystical material. His plays ranged from sophisticated comedies to serious dramas. He was the son of a tailor and a violinist. Anouilh was first introduced to the theatre while working as an assistant to the actor Louis Jouvet.

Personal Quotes (3)

All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.

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