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Also Known As: Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux Died:
Born: May 1, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: actor

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Affectionately known as "D.D." to her fans, Danielle Darrieux established herself early on as a superb dramatic actress in films like "Mayerling" (1936), but choices she made during World War II inadvertently threatened her life. A resident of France during the occupation by Nazi Germany, Darrieux continued to work as an entertainer, an act that led her to being labeled a collaborator by the French underground and subjected to death threats. That cloud eventually faded and she continued to display considerable ability in classic films like "La Ronde" ("The Round") (1950), "Le Plaisir" ("Pleasure") (1952), "The Earrings of Madame de " (1953), and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967). One of France's most enduring performers, Darrieux had one of the longest-lasting careers in entertainment history, appearing in both motion picture and television productions well into her nineties.

Affectionately known as "D.D." to her fans, Danielle Darrieux established herself early on as a superb dramatic actress in films like "Mayerling" (1936), but choices she made during World War II inadvertently threatened her life. A resident of France during the occupation by Nazi Germany, Darrieux continued to work as an entertainer, an act that led her to being labeled a collaborator by the French underground and subjected to death threats. That cloud eventually faded and she continued to display considerable ability in classic films like "La Ronde" ("The Round") (1950), "Le Plaisir" ("Pleasure") (1952), "The Earrings of Madame de " (1953), and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967). One of France's most enduring performers, Darrieux had one of the longest-lasting careers in entertainment history, appearing in both motion picture and television productions well into her nineties.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pièce montée (2010)
2.
 Towards Zero (2007)
3.
 Persepolis (2007)
4.
 Nouvelle Chance (2006)
6.
 8 Women (2002)
7.
 8 Women (2002) Mamy
8.
9.
 The Universe of Jacques Demy (1995) Herself
10.
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1931:
Film acting debut in "Le Bal"
1938:
First US film role, "The Rage of Paris" opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
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Continued to perform under the German occupation of France during World War II
1951:
Returned to Hollywood to star in the musical, "Rich, Young and Pretty"
1952:
Starred opposite James Mason in "5 Fingers"
1954:
Appeared in "The Red and the Black" opposite Gérard Philipe
1955:
Starred in "Lady Chatterley's Lover"; due to its content, the film was banned by the Catholic censors in the US
1955:
Played a supporting role in the epic "Alexander the Great" opposite Richard Burton; last American film
1961:
Starred opposite Kenneth More in "The Greengage Summer"
1963:
Starred in the romantic comedy "La Robe Mauve de Valentine" at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris
1970:
Replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical, "Coco," based on the life of Coco Chanel
1971:
Appeared in the short-lived productions of "Ambassador"
1986:
Appeared opposite Catherine Deneuve in "Le Lieu du Crime" a French drama directed by André Téchiné
2002:
Cast in the ensemble, "8 femmes/8 Women"; a comedy murder-mystery directed by François Ozon
2007:
Voiced the grandmother in "Persepolis"; Marjane Satrapi's animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name
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Education

Paris Conservatoire: -

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husband:
Henri Decoin. Director. Married 1934-40.
husband:
Porfirio Rubirosa. Diplomat. Married 1942-47.
husband:
Georges Mitsinkides. Author. Married 1948.

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