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Also Known As: Died: October 3, 1987
Born: June 23, 1910 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: France Profession: playwright, director, screenwriter, advertising copywriter

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Leading figure of post-war French theater who contributed to the scripts of several noted films (e.g. "Monsieur Vincent" 1945) and adapted several of his own plays for the screen ("Pattes blanches" 1949, "Caroline cherie" 1954, etc.) while several of his plays ("Waltz of the Toreadors" 1962, "Becket" 1964) were adapted by others. Anouilh also directed two films: "Le voyageur sans baggage" (1944), from his acclaimed play, and the noirish "Deux sous de violettes" (1951). Father of actress Catherine Anouilh.

Leading figure of post-war French theater who contributed to the scripts of several noted films (e.g. "Monsieur Vincent" 1945) and adapted several of his own plays for the screen ("Pattes blanches" 1949, "Caroline cherie" 1954, etc.) while several of his plays ("Waltz of the Toreadors" 1962, "Becket" 1964) were adapted by others. Anouilh also directed two films: "Le voyageur sans baggage" (1944), from his acclaimed play, and the noirish "Deux sous de violettes" (1951). Father of actress Catherine Anouilh.

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Moved to Paris and worked as advertising agency copywriter
1928:
Decided to become playwright after seeing Louis Jouvet's production of Jean Giraudoux's "Siegfried"
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Worked as secretary to Louis Jouvet
1932:
First play, "The Ermine" produced in Paris
1942:
First play adapted from Greek tragedy, "Antigone"
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On eve of WWII wrote two film scripts for director Raymond Bernard: "Les Otages" and "Cavalcade d'Amour"
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daughter:
Catherine Anouilh. Actor.

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