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Date of Birth 16 February 1900Paris, France
Date of Death 25 January 1981Paris, France
Birth NameJean-Marie Legrand

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Jean Nohain was born on February 16, 1900 in Paris, France as Jean-Marie Legrand. He was a writer and producer, known for Raphaël le tatoué (1939), Les surprises de la radio (1940) and Le bal des pompiers (1949). He was married to Jeanne Delaunay. He died on January 25, 1981 in Paris.

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Jeanne Delaunay (22 February 1921 - 16 March 1979) (her death) (4 children)

Trivia (7)

Brother of Claude Dauphin.
Son of Franc-Nohain.
Enlisted during World War II, he served in the Leclerc Division of the Free French Forces. On 23 November 1944 he was wounded by a bullet which left half of his face paralyzed.
Brother-in-law of Norma Eberhardt.
He wrote the lyrics of the six songs composed by Henri Betti in Soyez les bienvenus (1953).
On April 28, 1958, he animated the TV show Trente-Six Chandelles: Les grandes familles de Trente-Six Chandelles : la chanson (1958) which was devoted to the successes of the Chanson Française between 1945 and 1955. For this, he had invited the composers of the songs to play the melody of their song : Henri Betti for "C'est si Bon" (1947), Louiguy for "La Vie en Rose" (1946), Paul Durand for "Boléro" (1948), Joseph Kosma for "Les Feuilles Mortes" (1946), Louis Ferrari for "Domino" (1949), Paul Misraki for "Tu n'peux pas t'Figurer" (1950) and André Popp for "Les Lavandières du Portugal" (1954).

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