R.I.P. actor Louis Jourdan, one of Hollywood’s favorite Frenchmen · Newswire · The A.V. Club

February 16, 2015 7:06 PM

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R.I.P. actor Louis Jourdan, one of Hollywood’s favorite Frenchmen · Newswire  · The A.V. Club

A gifted actor with a suave and mysterious air, Louis Jourdan became one of Hollywood’s most durable Frenchmen after relocating to the U.S. in the wake of World War II, and launching a successful career in film and TV that lasted into the early 1990s. Jourdan—who retired at age 70—died on Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93.

Jourdan was born Louis Gendre in Marseille, where his family ran a hotel, and became interested in acting in his teens, taking his mother’s maiden name as his professional surname. (His younger brother, Pierre, who also adopted the Jourdan name, became a notable stage and TV director in France.) The...

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