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Etienne Girardot worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Girardot began his acting career with roles in such films as "Blood Money" (1933), the mystery "The Kennel Murder Case" (1933) with William Powell and "Little Man, What Now?" (1934) with Margaret Sullavan. He also appeared in "Fashions of 1934" (1934), the Warren William crime flick "The Dragon Murder Case" (1934) and the crime picture "Mandalay" (1934) with Kay Francis. His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like "Metropolitan" (1935), the Edward G Robinson comedy "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935) and "In Old Kentucky" (1935). He also appeared in "I Live My Life" (1935). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the biopic "The Great Garrick" (1937) with Brian Aherne, "Wake Up and Live" (1937) and "Danger - Love at Work" (1937). He also appeared in "Breakfast For Two" (1937) and the Fredric March comedy "There Goes My Heart" (1938). Girardot last acted in "Isle of Destiny" (1940).
Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006
Born: February 22, 1856 London, England
Died: November 10, 1939 Hollywood, CA
A well established stage actor before the turn of the century, he went to America in 1893, making his stage debut in Charly's Aunt. In 1912 he started his film career with Vitagraph in Brooklyn, often going back to work on the stage. In 1933, Girardot returned to the screen permanently. In all, he appeared in twenty four Broadway plays. Girardot died following a brief illness while preparing for a role in "My Favorite Wife."
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