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Overview (2)

Born in Brussels, Belgium
Died in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France  (complications from an arterial operation)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Spaak was born on May 25, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a writer and director, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Before the Deluge (1954) and Le mystère Barton (1949). He was married to Janine Spaak and Claude Marcy. He died on March 4, 1975 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Spouse (2)

Janine Spaak (? - ?) ( his death)
Claude Marcy (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Father of Catherine Spaak and Agn├Ęs Spaak. Grandfather of Sabrina Capucci and Gabriele Guidi (Catherine's children).
Brother of the Belgian secretary of exterior.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
Abandoned his studies in law to work as secretary to Jacques Feyder in Paris.
His father, Paul, was director of the de la Monnaie Theatre in Brussels. His brother, Paul-Henri, was a Premier of Belgium.
Former father-in-law of Fabrizio Capucci and Johnny Dorelli.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Erich von Stroheim] I believe that he was a man profoundly wounded, profoundly abused, who stubbornly insisted on acting, to offer an image of himself, an image which producers could purchase and for which he had the greatest contempt. In his personal life, he was a megalomaniac.

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