|Born||in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France|
|Died||in Paris, France (lung cancer)|
|Birth Name||Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin|
Mini Bio (1)
The apocryphal biography of Fernand Contandin tells the invention of his artistic name Fernandel by his sister-in-law ("Voici le Fernand d'elles"). At the beginning of the thirties he became a typical actor of the comedy genre: popular, common, likable and with a concealed grain of drama. Marc Allégret was the director of his first successful film La meilleure bobonne (1930). He tried to work as director twice during World War II but did not succeed in that.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm
|Henriette Manse||(4 April 1925 - 26 February 1971) (his death) (3 children)|