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Date of Birth 5 June 1931Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France
Date of Death 27 October 1990Paris, France  (AIDS)
Nickname Jacquot

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Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Lola (1961). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.

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Agnès Varda (1962 - 27 October 1990) (his death) (1 child)

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Often directed musicals or movies involving musical numbers
Often worked with Catherine Deneuve and Anouk Aimée

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Father of Mathieu Demy.
Father of Rosalie Varda.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 259-262. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977
After studying art and cinema, Demy worked as assistant for animator Paul Grimault and director Georges Rouquier. He was influenced as a film maker at once by the French New Wave, and by Hollywood. His best films are, consequently, hybrids of both, often concerning relationships between dreams and reality. He is best known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).

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