starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93

February 16, 2015 1:36 AM

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Movie director Vincente Minnelli and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were far along in planning the 1958 musical "Gigi" without casting the role of Gaston, the worldly playboy who falls in love with the title character. Finally, they met with dashing French actor Louis Jourdan.

"He certainly looked the part," Minnelli wrote in his 1974 memoir, "I Remember It Well."

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