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Louis Jourdan Overview:

Legendary actor, Louis Jourdan, was born Louis Gendre on Jun 19, 1921 in Marseille, France. As of December 2019, Louis Jourdan was 98 years old.



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording and Television. Jourdan was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Crystal Kalyana on Feb 17, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Yesterday we said farewell to , the debonair French?actor who reigned as one of Hollywood’s leading men.?Famous for his role in “Gigi” and several other notable films, will be remembered as the French Clich? who took Hollywood by storm. Louis Robert Gendr... Read full article

“Gigi” – Leslie Caron, , Maurice Chevalier

By Art on Jul 10, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“This story is about a little girl. It could be about any one of those little girls playing there. But it isn’t. It’s about one in particular. Her name is Gigi.” ~ Honore Lachaille (Maurice Chevalier) . “Gigi” is a 1958 musical film produced by Arthur Freed and... Read full article

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Louis Jourdan Quotes:

Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: It's not Uncle Desmond's fault! Only Peggy O'Hare's. When the principal asks her if I drew the picture, she says yes, I drew it! It's a lie, I didn't draw it!
Susan Bonnard: But why would Peggy tell a lie like that about you?
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: I don't understand! She kicks me, she trips me, she spills ink on my books!
[the brothers begin to exchange knowing smiles]
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: Why does she do this to me?
Jacques Bonnard: Ah!
Uncle Desmond Bonnard: Oh ho!
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: But why?
Jacques Bonnard: Well, Bibi, it is that Peggy wishes to be your girl.
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: My girl?
[pulling up his pant leg]
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: Look! Black and blue!
Uncle Desmond Bonnard: Well, it is how American women show affection.
[in Jacques' ear]
Uncle Desmond Bonnard: I have been in Detroit.

Roger: Do you know why Big Ben is called Big Ben, Mr. Stuart?
Richard Stuart: No, but I have a feeling I'm going to.
Roger: Big Ben was named for Sir Benjamin Hall, commissioner of works during the time it was built in 1859, during the reign of Queen Victoria. It stands three hundred and twenty nine feet tall, and contains a bell weighing thirteen tonne. You didn't hear a word I said, sir.
Richard Stuart: Oh, a few of them.

Dr. Ralph Sawyer: [reading for the poetry club] In secret we met / In silence I grieve / That thy heart could forget, / Thy spirit deceive.
Richard Stuart: [interrupts and finishes] If I should meet thee / After long years, / How should I greet thee? / With silence - and tears.

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He moved back to France after his career in Hollywood.

According to an 1985 news article, he reads Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.

Part of his French Resistance work was to help publish and distribute newspapers for the Underground.

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