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Overview (2)

Born in Clara, Argentina
Died in Paris, France  (aneurysm)

Mini Bio (1)

Joseph Kessel was born on February 10, 1898 in Clara, Argentina. He was a writer, known for Belle de Jour (1967), The Horsemen (1971) and The Night of the Generals (1967). He was married to Michèle O'Brien, Catherine Gangardt and Nadia-Alexandra Polizu-Michsunesti. He died on July 23, 1979 in Paris, France.

Spouse (3)

Michèle O'Brien (1949 - 23 July 1979) ( his death)
Catherine Gangardt (1939 - ?) ( divorced)
Nadia-Alexandra Polizu-Michsunesti (1921 - 1928) ( her death)

Trivia (6)

Buried in the exclusive "Montparnasse" cemetery Paris, France.
Of Russian parentage. He was born in Argentina while his parents were on a South American trip.
Was an aviator during World War I.
He was a member of the Académie Française from 1962 to 1979.
His father was a Jewish-Lithuanian doctor. Kessel's family moved to France in 1908.
Uncle of Maurice Druon.

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