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Date of Birth 24 September 1910Antwerp, Belgium
Date of Death 17 February 1976Paris, France  (heart failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Jean Servais was born on September 24, 1910 in Antwerp, Belgium. He was an actor and writer, known for Rififi (1955), He Who Must Die (1957) and That Man from Rio (1964). He was married to Gilberte Graillot and Dominique Blanchar. He died on February 17, 1976 in Paris, France.

Spouse (2)

Dominique Blanchar (1952 - ?) (divorced)
Gilberte Graillot (? - 17 February 1976) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Belgian leading man of French film who reverted to melancholy-looking character parts in the 1950s. Best known for his film association with directors Jules Dassin and Luis Buñuel.
Achieved major stardom in mid-life in Jules Dassin's Rififi (1955).
Played Marius in the 1934 French film version of Les Misérables (1934).
Trained for acting at the Brussels Conservatoire and was a member of Jean-Louis Barrault's theatre company for a time.
He appeared in the World War II epic Il giorno più lungo (1962), where he appears in only one scene in the role of the Counter admiral Jaujard.

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