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Josette Day (1914–1978)

Paris-born Josette Day debuted in films at the age of five, but soon returned to the stage, including a stint as a child dancer in the Paris Opera. She did not return to the screen until she was into her adulthood, and her career took off. She played leads in countless French films, but is probably best known for the role of Beauty in Jean Cocteau... See full bio »


(age 63) in Paris, France

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Known For

Beauty and the Beast
Les parents terribles
The Well-Digger's Daughter
The Well-Digger's Daughter Patricia Amoretti


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 1950 Coriolan
 1950 Four Days Leave
 1948 Les parents terribles
 1948 Stolen Affections
Françoise Darbel
 1942 La croisée des chemins
Laurence Chassal
 1941 La prière aux étoiles
Florence Richaud
 1939 Monsieur Brotonneau
 1939 Les cinq sous de Lavarède
Miss Aurett Murlington
 1938 Accord final
Suzanne Fabre
 1938 Bargekeepers Daughter
Marianne Honorat
 1938 Le patriote
 1937 Monsieur Bégonia
 1937 Soeurs d'armes
Léonie Vanhoutte
 1937 L'homme du jour
Suzanne Petit
 1936 Messieurs les ronds de cuir
Mme Chavarax
 1936 Ménilmontant
 1936 The Barber of Seville
 1936 Club de femmes
 1936 La flamme
Hélène de Luyze
 1936 Une fille à papa
Colette de la Bretière
 1935 Jeunesse d'abord
Simone Dertal
 1935 Son excellence Antonin
 1935 La sonnette d'alarme
 1935 Aux portes de Paris
 1935 Bibi-la-Purée
 1934 Mam'zelle Spahi
 1934 N'aimer que toi
 1934 L'aristo
La fille
 1934 Coralie et Cie
 1934 Les filles de la concierge
Suzanne Leclerc
 1933 C'était un musicien
Lili Vandernyff
 1933 Le coucher de la mariée
 1933 Miss Helyett
Miss Helyett
 1933 Les aventures du roi Pausole
La blanche Aline
 1933 Colomba
Miss Lydia
 1933 Die Abenteuer des Königs Pausole
Princess Aline
 1933 The Merry Monarch
Aline, King's Daughter
 1932 Le champion du régiment
 1931 Serments
Mindka (as Josette Dagory)
 1931 Trois coeurs qui s'enflamment (Short)
 1922 L'écran brisé
Josette (as La petite Dagory)
 1921 La pocharde (as Josette Dagory)
 1919 Âmes d'orient
Jeanne (as Josette Dagory)
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Alternate Names:

Josette Dagory | La petite Dagory | Micheline Weill Josette Day

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Sold her mansion on the 6 Rue Alberic Magnard for 4.1 million francs to the government of Thailand, which has converted it into an embassy. She acquired the property after her husband Maurice Solvay passed away. The residence, built in 1927, is a two-and-a-half story building that includes total of 10 bedrooms. Many important guests stayed there, such as Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on a number of ... See more »

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