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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 1981
Born: October 25, 1889 Cause of Death: pulmonary embolism
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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At age three name changed to Gance
1906:
Failed entrance exam to Paris Conservatoire
1908:
Stage acting debut at Theatre du Gymnase, Brussels
1908:
Hired by Theatre du Parc
1909:
Screenwriting debut (short) with "Le Portrait de Mireille"
1910:
Paris stage acting debut
1910:
Screen acting debut in "Moliere"
1910:
Diagnosed with turberculosis
1911:
Co-founded production company Le Film Francais
1911:
First short film as director "La Digue ou Pour sauver la Hollande
1916:
First feature film as director "Les Gaz mortels/The Deadly Gas"
1917:
Drafted, assigned to Cinematographic Corps
1926:
Patented Polyvision (precursor of Cinerama)
1930:
Patented Perspective Sonore (precursor of stereophonic sound)
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Patented Pictograpghe (to use postcards as backgrounds)
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Formed own production company Films Abel Gance

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