|Date of Birth||19 June 1921, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France|
|Date of Death||14 February 2015, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Louis Robert Gendre|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on-screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, polished, dashing lead roles in a number of French romantic comedies and dramas. During World War II, after his father was arrested by the Gestapo, Louis and his two brothers joined the French underground; his film career came to a halt when he refused to act in Nazi propaganda films. In 1948, David O. Selznick invited him to Hollywood to appear in The Paradine Case (1947); he remained in the USA and went on to star in a number of Hollywood films. After 1953, he appeared in international productions and, in 1958, appeared in Gigi (1958), his best-known film by American audiences. His career was hampered by the limitations of the roles he was offered, most of which featured him as an old-fashioned Continental lover.
Jourdan died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, in 2015. He was 93.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ohad Rosen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Berthe 'Quique' Frederique Takar||(11 March 1946 - 2014) (her death) (1 child)|