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Danielle Darrieux Overview:

Legendary actress, Danielle Darrieux, was born Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux on May 1, 1917 in Bordeaux, France. As of December 2019, Danielle Darrieux was 102 years old.

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For six decades Danielle Darrieux played pretty well every kind of woman, with perhaps a slight preference for the experienced woman with something to teach the younger man. Made a star by the first version of Mayerling, she has made fewer international appearances than her contemporaries, but that was France's gain, and she remained beautiful into middle age.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

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Darrieux was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Danielle Darrieux Quotes:

Count Franz Von Papen: I've often wondered, Countess - why did you leave Warsaw?
Countess Anna Staviska: Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the way.


Countess Anna Staviska: [to Moyzich] Please, Moyzich, don't look at me as if you had a source of income other than your salary.
[He clicks his heels and leaves]


Olympias: [rocking the infant Alexander in his cradle ] Alexander... Alexander... Achilles, too, was born of a god... and at his birth, it was foretold that he would be greater than his father... and he was*. And this destiny shall be yours too, Alexander...


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Danielle Darrieux Facts
Has played Catherine Deneuve's mother in five films: Ladies Man (1960), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), Scene of the Crime (1986), 8 Women (2002) and Persepolis (2007).

Lost her father, an army doctor, at the age of seven.

Replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical "Coco" (1970).

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