- Philipe, Gérard
- (Gérard Philip / December 4, 1922, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France - November 25, 1959, Paris, France)The son of a lawyer, he attended Jean Wall's courses and made his stage debut at age twenty in a play by André Roussin (Une grande Fille toute simple). In 1943, he appeared as an extra in La Boîte aux Rêves (Yves Allégret) and landed his first real part in Les Petites du Quai aux Fleurs (Yves Allégret). His collaboration with stage director and actor Jean Vilar as a member of the prestigious Théâtre National Populaire and the thirty movies in which he starred made of him a legend of French theater and cinema. Weakened by liver cancer, he died from a heart attack. His daughter, Anne-Marie Philipe (b. 1954), is an actress.Filmography1956 ◘ Les Aventures de Till l'Espiègle / Till Eulenspiegel / Die Abenteuer des Till Eulenspiegel / USA: Bold Adventure (co-director with Joris Ivens; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)
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