Aubry, Cecile b. August 3, 1928 d. July 19, 2010 Actress, Author. She followed a brief career as a silver screen sex kitten with success as a writer of children's stories. Born Anne-Jose Madeleine Henriette Benard, she initially performed as a dancer and became an overnight star as the title lead of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1949 "Manon" which won the Lion d'or at the Venice Film Festival. Signed by Fox she soon found herself on the cover of "Life" and in the pages of numerous European movie magazines while starring in "The Black Rose" (1950)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Crevel, René b. August 10, 1900 d. June 18, 1935 Author. A key member of the French Surrealists. Unlike other members of that group he devoted himself to the novel, which he sought to liberate from the confines of traditional narrative. Crevel's style is darkly witty and volatile, dreamlike yet consciously controlled. "Putting My Foot in It" (1933), probably his best known book, is a stinging attack on what he saw as the sterility of post-World War I society. His other novels are "Detours" (1924), "My Body and I" (1925), "Difficult...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 19
de Stael, Nicolas b. January 5, 1914 d. March 16, 1955 Artist. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he studied art in Brussels, Belgium. After serving in the Second World War, he settled in France, where he joined the group of the abstract painters Jean Arp, Georges Braque, Sonia and Robert Delaunay. His career spanned 15 years and more than thousand works, becoming one of the most influential European artists of the post-war period. Sadly, he committed suicide jumping out from the window of his studio, in Antibes, France. His many works include "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 58.
Franck, Cesar [original burial site] b. December 10, 1822 d. November 8, 1890 Composer and Organist. He was an important figure of late French Romanticism. The serenity and mysticism of his instrumental music reflected his religious temperament. Franck's Symphony in D Minor (1889) is a standard of the orchestral repertory. His other notable compositions include the Quintet in F Minor (1879), the oratorio "Les Beatitudes" (1880), the "Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue" (1884) for piano, the "Symphonic Variations" (1885) for piano and orchestra, the Sonata in A Major (1886) for...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Nieriker, Abigail May b. July 26, 1840 d. December 29, 1879 Literary Figure, Artist. Mainly known as "May", she was the fourth and youngest Alcott daughter. Most know her as the model for the beautiful and artistic Amy in "Little Women". Dubbed "Little Raphael" by her family, she taught art and sold decorative pieces. Studying abroad in Europe, one of her pieces was admitted into the prestigious French salon in 1877. She was quoted as saying: "Who would have imagined such good fortune and so strong proof that Lu does not monopolize the Alcott talent...[Read More] (Bio by: bstahl) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France