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Pierre Brasseur Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Bruneck, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy  (heart attack)
Birth NamePierre Espinasse

Mini Bio (1)

Pierre Brasseur was born on December 22, 1905 in Paris, France as Pierre Espinasse. He was an actor and writer, known for Children of Paradise (1945), Les yeux sans visage (1960) and Gates of the Night (1946). He was married to Lina Magrini and Odette Joyeux. He died on August 14, 1972 in Bruneck, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.

Spouse (2)

Lina Magrini (12 May 1947 - 25 March 1969) ( divorced)
Odette Joyeux (16 August 1935 - 23 July 1945) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

Father of Claude Brasseur.
Grandfather of Alexandre Brasseur.
His grave is situated in the Père Lachaise cemetery (Paris, France).
"Le marchand d'étoiles", "L'encre noir", "Grisou", "Un ange passe", "Sainte Cécile" are some of the plays he wrote and performed on stage
Died while filming La più bella serata della mia vita (1972) directed by Ettore Scola.
Distinguished French leading actor, poet and playwright, noted for his wit and poise. The son of actors, he began on stage in 1920, appearing in occasional films by 1925. Brasseur first came to the fore in Marcel Carné's Port of Shadows (1938) and excelled as 19th century actor Frederick Lemaitre in Children of Paradise (1945), also directed by Carné.

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