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Also Known As: Died: November 27, 1959
Born: December 4, 1922 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: France Profession: actor

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First gained attention as the young student smitten by an older woman (Micheline Presle) in Claude Autant-Lara's "Devil in the Flesh" (1947) and went on to become one of France's most charming and popular romantic leads of the late 1940s and 50s. Philipe's career was foreshortened by a heart attack at the age of 36.

First gained attention as the young student smitten by an older woman (Micheline Presle) in Claude Autant-Lara's "Devil in the Flesh" (1947) and went on to become one of France's most charming and popular romantic leads of the late 1940s and 50s. Philipe's career was foreshortened by a heart attack at the age of 36.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Republic of Sin (1988) Ramon Vasquez
2.
 Modigliani of Montparnasse (1961) Amedeo Modigliani
3.
 Les liaisons dangereuses (1961) Valmont de Merteuil
4.
 Montparnasse 19 (1958) Modigliani
5.
 Gambler, The (1958) Alevel
6.
 House of Lovers (1957) Octave Mouret
7.
 Le Grande Manoeuvres (1956) Lieutenant Armand De La Verne
8.
 If Paris Were Told To Us (1956) La Trouvere
9.
 Grand Maneuver, The (1955) Lt Armand De La Verne
10.
 Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954) D'Artagnan
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1944:
Feature acting debut, "Les Petites du Quai aux Fleurs"
1947:
Film which brought him stardom, "Le Diable au Corps/Devil in the Flesh"
1959:
Became ill during production of what would be his last film, Luis Bunuel's "La Fievre monte a El Pao/Republic of Sin"
1961:
Appeared on French postage stamp commemorating theater
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