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Pierre Étaix (I) (1928–2016)

Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928 in Roanne, Loire, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Le Grand Amour (1969), As Long as You've Got Your Health (1966) and Yoyo (1965). He was previously married to Odile Crepin, Annie Fratellini and Denise bernard. He died on October 14, 2016 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 87) in Paris, France

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Known For

Yoyo Yoyo / le millionaire
The Suitor Pierre, the Suitor


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 2015 Winter Song
 2011 Le Havre
Docteur Becker
 2010 Feeling Good (Short)
 2010 Groland magzine (TV Series)
L'homme de la maison de retraite
- Episode #3.1 (2010) ... L'homme de la maison de retraite
 2010 Chantrapas
Le producteur français
 2009 Micmacs
L'inventeur des histoires drôles (uncredited)
 1990 Henry & June
Henry's Friend 1 (as Pierre Etaix)
 1990 Bouvard et Pecuchet (TV Series)
Maitre Tardivel
- Part 2 (1990) ... Maitre Tardivel
- Part 1 (1990) ... Maitre Tardivel
 1987 L'âge de Monsieur est avancé (TV Movie)
 1987 Les idiots (TV Movie)
Le fonctionnaire
 1987 Nuit docile
SOS Amor
 1986 Max My Love
Le détective / Detective
 1984 L'aide-mémoire (TV Movie)
 1983 L'étrange château du docteur Lerne (TV Movie)
 1983 La métamorphose (TV Movie)
Gustav-Adolf Braut, le gérant
 1980 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
La voyante
- Lundi (1980) ... La voyante
 1978 Noctuor (Short)
 1975 Serious as Pleasure
Le garçon d'étage
 1974 Show Pierre Etaix (TV Movie)
 1972 The Day the Clown Cried
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie)
 1969 Le Grand Amour
 1967 The Thief of Paris
Le pickpocket (uncredited)
 1965 Yoyo
Yoyo / le millionaire
 1964 Le pèlerinage (Short)
 1963 Insomnie (Short)
 1962 The Suitor
Pierre, the Suitor
 1962 Happy Anniversary (Short)
Le mari (as Pierre Etaix)
 1961 Rupture (Short)
L'homme qui reçoit une lettre de rupture
 1960 The Army Game
Le chef de gare (uncredited)
 1959 Pickpocket
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Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (35 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Also gag-man, circus clown, night-club performer. Etaix drew the posters for Tati's "Mon Oncle" (1958). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site (French)

Alternate Names:

Pierre Etaix


Odile Crepin  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?


In the early 1950s, his comedy act in the Paris music halls caught the attention of actor-director Jacques Tati,who hired him to help write gags for Mon Oncle (1958). He was Tati's assistant director on the shoot, and also designed the movie poster. See more »

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