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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 26, 1971|
|Born:||May 8, 1903||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||France||Profession:||Cast ...|
His stage name "Fernandel" supposedly came from the nickname his wife's family gave him--"le Fernand d'Elle" (her Fernand)--when he was first courting her.
Member of the Legion of Honor, described in the citation as a "merchant of happiness".
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