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Darling Légitimus (1907–1999)

Darling Légitimus was born on November 21, 1907 in Le Carbet, Martinique as Marie Berthilde Paruta. She was an actress, known for The Wages of Fear (1953), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and Black Shack Alley (1983). She died on December 7, 1999 in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. See full bio »

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 1983 Black Shack Alley
M'Man Tine
 1980 5% de risque
 1980 La bande du Rex
 1979 O Madiana
Mme Jonas
 1975-1978 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series)
Rébad / Ameena
- Pluie (1975) ... Ameena
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
La concierge
 1972 Églantine
 1972 François Gaillard (TV Series)
- Pierre (1972) ... Datifa
 1971 Rum Runners
La noire qui fredonne (uncredited)
 1971 Face aux Lancaster (TV Series)
 1965 La redevance du fantôme (TV Movie)
 1964 Les verts pâturages (TV Movie)
 1963 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series)
- La case de l'oncle Tom (1963) ... Dinah
 1963 The Fire Within (uncredited)
 1962 La poupée (uncredited)
 1960 Women Are Like That
Palmyre (as Miss Darling)
 1957 The Crucible
 1955 A Missionary
 1955 House on the Waterfront
La mère de Baba (uncredited)
 1955 Napoleon
La nourrice (uncredited)
 1954 Flesh and the Woman (as Miss Darling)
 1953 Tourbillon
 1953 The Wages of Fear (as Miss Darling)
 1950 Three Feet in a Bed
Caroline (as Darling-Légitimus)
 1946 A Friend Will Come Tonight (uncredited)
 1937 The Pearls of the Crown (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Miss Darling | Darling-Légitimus | Mathilde Paruta

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Member of the "Compagnie des Griots" directed by Robert Liensol the first French company of black actors. In that troupe,she was with her son Théo Légitimus, Jenny Alpha, Bachir Touré, Toto Bissainthe, Thimotée Bassari, Lydia Ewandé, Danièle Van Berkeycke. They created plays by Jean Genet and Aimé Césaire. See more »

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