Jean De Briac

Jean De Briac

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 18 Oct 1970 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Oak Knoll Columbarium (left), Row D, Niche 33
Memorial ID 11858749 · View Source
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Actor. French-born character player of Hollywood films. His most notable roles were in silent films, as The Knifer in Clara Bow's "Parisian Love" (1925) and as the Stage Director in Greta Garbo's "The Divine Woman" (1928). After talkies arrived De Briac was typed as a French waiter or maitre d', even in movies with Parisian settings, and his debonair looks and waxed moustache made him a perfect foil in several Laurel & Hardy comedies. His credits include "High Heels" (1921), "The Eagle" (1925), "Paris at Midnight" (1925), "Blotto" (1930), "Be Big!" (1931), "Diamond Jim" (1935), "Anthony Adverse" (1936), "Shall We Dance" (1937), "Swiss Miss" (1938), "A Chump at Oxford" (1940), "Watch on the Rhine" (1943), "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), "To Have and Have Not" (1944), "Gilda" (1946), "The Razor's Edge" (1946), "Carrie" (1952), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), and "Tender is the Night" (1962). De Briac was born in Paris, and came to the United States after World War I. He appeared in 111 films.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean De Briac (15 Aug 1891–18 Oct 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11858749, citing Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .