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Christian Marquand Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Marseille, France
Died in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France  (Alzheimer's disease)

Mini Bio (1)

Christian Marquand was born on March 15, 1927 in Marseille, France. He was an actor and director, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) and The Longest Day (1962). He was married to Tina Aumont. He died on November 22, 2000 in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France.

Spouse (1)

Tina Aumont (4 October 1963 - 1966)

Trivia (11)

Older brother of Serge Marquand and Nadine Trintignant.
Spoke four languages.
Son-in-law of Jean-Pierre Aumont and Maria Montez.
Brother-in-law of Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Granduncle-in-law of Samuel Benchetrit.
Ex-brother-in-law of Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Uncle-in-law of Samuel Benchetrit.
Father, with Dominique Sanda, of son Yann Marquand.
The son of a Spanish father and an Arab mother, he was a popular matinée idol, often playing heroic parts in French, Italian and (occasionally) American films. On stage from the age of seventeen, he achieved stardom after being picked by Jean Cocteau for a small part in Beauty and the Beast (1946). Turned to directing in the 60's and had a noteworthy hit with the spoof Candy (1968), before returning to the other side of the camera as a good character actor in international productions and made-for-TV movies.

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