Pierre Blanchar
Date of Birth
Jun 30, 1892
Birth Place:
Phillippeville, Algeria

Biography

Learning his craft at the Paris Conservatory, Algeria-born actor Pierre Blanchar made the first of many memorable stage appearances in 1920. One of France's most popular show business personalities, Blanchar's most famous screen characterizations include Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (1935) and Napoleon in the British A Royal Divorce (1938). He was also highly praised for his work in...