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Also Known As: Died: November 5, 1982
Born: October 9, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Le Pecq, Yvelines, FR Profession: Writer ...
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1924:
Apprenticed to Spiller's, a British picture-framer, in London (date approximate)
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Worked briefly as professional rugby player
1924:
Worked as amateur entertainer, performing sports-related pantomimes in London
1931:
Returned to France and became professional cabaret and music hall entertainer
1932:
Experiments as filmmaker--writing, directing and starring in short, "Oscar, champion de tennis"
1934:
Major recognition on stage at the Ritz on bill with Maurice Chevalier
1938:
Debut as producer, "Retour a la terre" (also starred)
1946:
Directorial debut, short "L'Ecole des facteurs"
1949:
Directed and starred in first feature film, "Jour de fete/The Big Day"
1961:
Created play, "Jour de fete a Olympia", based on "Jour de fete"
1971:
After failure of "Traffic," creditors seized Tati's assets, impounding all his previous features
1973:
Directed first program for Swedish TV, "Parade"
1977:
Paris distributor paid off Tati's $1.6 million debt and re-released impounded features

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