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Louis Jourdan (Louis Robert Gendre)

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Biography

Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on-screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, polished, dashing lead roles in a number of French romantic comedies and dramas. During World War II, after his father was arrested by the Gestapo, Louis and his two brothers joined the French underground; his film career came to a halt when he refused to act in Nazi propaganda films. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pierre Rougemont

Premier rendez-vous 1941

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Character: Freddy Richard, le clown du cirque Romani

Parade en 7 nuits 1941

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Character: Stefan Brand

Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948

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Character: Uncle Desmond Bonnard

The Happy Time 1952

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Character: Henri Laurent

Rue de l'Estrapade 1953

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Character: Prince Dino di Cessi

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954

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Character: Lyle Benton

Julie 1956

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Character: David Savage

The Best of Everything 1959

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Philipe Forrestier

Can-Can 1960

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Character: Clip from "Gigi"

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Adam Vidocq

Hotel 1983

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Character: Gaston Lachaille

Gigi 1958

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Character: Himself

The Judy Garland Show 1963

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Character: Andre Latour

The Paradine Case 1947

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Marc Champselle

The V.I.P.s 1963

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Character: Dr. Redmont

Charlie's Angels 1976

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Character: Octavio Quaglini

No Minor Vices 1948

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Character: Pierre Mendes-France

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Baron Pierre de Coubertin

The First Olympics: Athens 1896 1984

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Character: Nicholas Rambeau

Vega$ 1978

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Character: Colonel Bertine

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Himself

Àngel Casas Show 1984

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Character: Tom

Disorder 1962

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Character: Ben Cory

The Elgin Hour 1954

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