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 Raymond Oliver

Raymond Oliver

Birth
Langon, Departement de la Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Death 28 Apr 1990 (aged 81)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 65, along chemin Errazu.
Memorial ID 7856 · View Source
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French Chef. Born in Langon in the Bordeaux region France, he was considered one of the greatest French chefs of the 20th century. In 1948, he bought Le Grand Vefour, a restaurant dating to 1760 and made it into one of the gastronomical centers of Paris. His celebrity clientele ranged from statesmen like Winston Churchill, Andre Malraux, to writers including Albert Camus, Georges Simenon, to the industrialists and financiers Henry Ford and David Rockefeller. He was the author of 30 books on food, including "La Cuisine" (1969) and owned a gastronomic library of 3,000 volumes dating to the 16th century.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7856
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Oliver (27 Mar 1909–28 Apr 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7856, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .