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Louis Jourdan

Louis Jourdan

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

Considered the best player in Darryl F. Zanuck's famous croquet circle.

Doesn't watch his own films.

Favourite music is Wagner.

He grew up in the south of France with 2 brothers. Parents Yvonne Jourdan and Henry Gendre managed a string of hotels in Cannes, Nice, and Marseilles. He perfected his English by speaking to tourists.



He has two stars on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame".

He moved back to France after his career in Hollywood.

He was a friend of Albert R. Broccoli

He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "13 Rue De L'Amour", at the Arlington Park Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

His son, Louis Henry, committed suicide by drug overdose in 1981.

His wife is called 'Quique'. They were childhood sweethearts.

It was he who found the body of his only child, Louis Henry, 29, in his Beverly Hills home. His son had suffered from depression and had apparently taken an overdose of drugs. The police labeled it a suicide, even though it may have been an accidental overdose.

Older brother of director Pierre Jourdan.

Only son, Louis Henry George Jourdan, was born October 6, 1951.

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

Played the Maurice Chevalier role in "Gigi" on stage at the age of 63. Chevalier was 70 and frail when he did the movie Gigi (1958).


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