Louis Jourdan Overview:

Legendary actor, Louis Jourdan, was born Louis Gendre on Jun 19, 1921 in Marseille, France. As of December 2023, Louis Jourdan was 102 years old.


Debonair, dark-haired French charmer with smilingly handsome face. He was in Hollywood films soon after the end of World War II (during which he worked for the French resistance), but has made fewer than one might think in a 50-year career.

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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:

Gaston Lachaille: [singing] Oh Gigi! While you were trembling on the brink was I out yonder somewhere blinking at a star? / Oh Gigi! Have I been standing up too close or back too far? / When did your sparkle turn to fire, / And your warmth become desire? / Oh what miracle has made you the way you are? Gigi! Gigi! Gigi! Oh no! I was mad not to have seen the change in you! Oh, Gigi!

Richard Stuart: Elizabeth, do we like to dance?

Richard Stuart: What is this about a club?
Elizabeth Sutton: Across the lake. There's a garden party tonight.
Richard Stuart: I think we should go.
Elizabeth Sutton: Under these circumstances?
Richard Stuart: Why not? I think it's time to see how my other half lived.

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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.

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

Older brother of director Pierre Jourdan.

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