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Born: January 23, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up living part of the time in Paris, and part of the time in Mazirat, her father's native village
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Along with mother, was forced to stay in Paris during WWII; classified as an "enemy alien"
1947:
Acted in Avignon Theater Festival
1947:
Became the youngest person ever admitted to membership in the Comedie Francaise; first play with the company, "A Month in the Country," directed by Jean Meyer
1948:
Feature film debut, "Dernier amour"
1951:
Acted with the Theatre National Populaire
1956:
Acted in director Peter Brook's French production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
1958:
Achieved prominence in cinema with performances in Louis Malle's "Ascenseur pour l'echafaud/Elevator to the Gallows" and "Les amants/The Lovers"
1960:
First English-language film, "Five Branded Women," an Italian-Yugoslavian-U.S. co-production
1961:
International star status confirmed with appearance in Francois Truffaut's "Jules et Jim/Jules and Jim"
1963:
First (primarily) American film production, "The Victors"
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Served as editor-in-chief of the audiovisual magazine <i>IN</i>
1974:
Returned to the stage after many years to act in "La chevauchee sur le lac de Constance/The Ride Across Lake Constance"
1975:
Served as president of the jury of the 28th International Cannes Film Festival
1975:
Featured as subject of the short film "Chroniques de France ¿ Jeanne Moreau," directed by Renaud de Dancourt
1976:
Feature directorial debut, "Lumiere/Light"; also wrote the screenplay and starred in
1979:
Directed second feature "L'Adolescente"
1982:
Founded production company Capella Films
1983:
Film producing debut, the documentary featurette (54 minutes) "Lillian Gish"; also directed
1984:
Earliest TV work included the French-made "L'arbre" and the British-made "Vicious Circle"
1985:
Made U.S. stage debut acting in Baltimore production of "The Night of the Iguana"
1988:
Narrated "Hotel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times"
1992:
Starred in "The Summer House," renewing interest of American audience
1994:
Starred in TV film "A Foreign Field" (PBS)
1995:
Named as president of the jury of the 48th International Cannes Film Festival
1996:
Appeared in "The Proprietor," directed by Ismael Merchant
1998:
Honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (October)
2000:
Appeared in the miniseries "Les Misérables" (Fox Family Channel) opposite Gérard Depardieu
2006:
Cast in François Ozon's "Time to Leave"
2008:
Starred in the drama "One Day You'll Understand"

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