Michel Simon

Michel Simon

Birth
Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Death 30 May 1975 (aged 80)
Bry-sur-Marne, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Plot Grave 3019/E
Memorial ID 22934605 · View Source
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Actor. One of the most renowned of all French character stars. Born in Geneva, Switzeland, Simon began his performing career as a magician, clown and acrobat's stooge in a dancers' show. He then decided to become an actor and joined Sascha Pitoëff's company. When actor Louis Jouvet replaced Pitoëff, Simon was given more prominent roles in plays by Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. In the mid-1920s he entered the cinema, where he gained his greatest popularity. In his long career Simon appeared in more than 100 films. His best known performances include Jean Renoir's "La Chienne" (1931) and "Boudu Sauvé des Eaux"(1932), Jean Vigo's "L'Atalante" (1934) and Marcel Carné's "Le Quai des Brumes" (1938). He died in France in accordance with his wishes was buried with his parents.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 15 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22934605
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michel Simon (9 Apr 1895–30 May 1975), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22934605, citing Cimetière du Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .