Louis Jourdan was born on June 19, 1919. He is a French film actor.
Biography and Career
Louis Jourdan was born with a name Louis Gendre in Marseille, France. He is a son of Yvonne and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He received his education from different countries like France, Turkey, and Britain. He was trained as an actor at the Ecole Dramatique.
In 1939, he made his first film Le Corsaire. In 1947, Jourdan accepted an offer to appear in The Paradine Case, an Alfred Hitchcock drama starring Gregory Peck in Hollywood.
He appeared in number of American films, most notably the romantic drama Three Coins in the Fountain released in 1954. Jourdan made his Broadway debut in the lead role in Billy Rose drama, The Immoralist. He returned to Broadway for a short run in 1955 and
that year made his first, U.S. television appearance in the series Paris Precinct as Inspector Beaumont.
Jourdan made several international films during the 1950s taking the male lead in The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful in 1956 with Brigitte Bardot. He may be best remembered as the romantic lead opposite Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier in the film version of the Colette novella, Gigi released in 1958. The film earned nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In the 1960, Jourdan also co starred in a musical film Can Can.
In 1983, in the James Bond film Octopussy, he was cast as the villainous Kamal Khan. In 1984, he played the role of Pierre de Coubertin in The First Olympics: Athens 1896, a TV series about the 1896 Summer Olympics.
He is now living a retired life with his wife of over 60 years, Berthe Frederique Jourdan, in the south of France, where he has lived since 1992.
Birth Name: Louis Gendre
Birth: June 19, 1919
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