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María Casares Poster

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Date of Birth 21 November 1922A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Date of Death 22 November 1996La Vergne, Charente-Maritime, France
Birth NameMaría Victoria Casares Pérez

Mini Bio (1)

María Casares was born on November 21, 1922 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as María Victoria Casares Pérez. She was an actress, known for Children of Paradise (1945), Orpheus (1950) and Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945). She was married to André Schlesser. She died on November 22, 1996 in La Vergne, Charente-Maritime, France.

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André Schlesser (1978 - 22 November 1996) (her death)

Trivia (4)

Daughter of Santiago Casares Quiroga, President (Prime Minister) of the Spanish Republic in 1936.
She worked as a nurse during the Spanish Civil War. Exiled -- along with her father -- after the war, she studied at the Paris Conservatoire and subsequently made her name as a classical actress on the French stage.
Though she gave some excellent screen performances, she was known to prefer the stage.
She published her autobiography, Résidente privilégiée (Privileged Resident) in 1980, in which she discusses her 16-year affair with Camus.

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