First gained attention as the young student smitten by an older woman (Micheline Presle) in Claude Autant-Lara's "Devil in the Flesh" (1947) and went on to become one of France's most charming and popular romantic leads of the late 1940s and 50s. Philipe's career was foreshortened by a heart attack at the age of 36.
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Feature acting debut, "Les Petites du Quai aux Fleurs"
Film which brought him stardom, "Le Diable au Corps/Devil in the Flesh"
Became ill during production of what would be his last film, Luis Bunuel's "La Fievre monte a El Pao/Republic of Sin"
Appeared on French postage stamp commemorating theater