Louis Jourdan
Date of Birth
Jun 19, 1921
Birth Place:
Marseilles, France

Biography

Born Louis Gendre or Gendice, he was educated in France, England, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with Rene Simon at the Ecole Dramatique. He debuted onscreen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, polished, dashing lead roles in a number of French romantic comedies and dramas. After his father was arrested by the Gestapo, Louis and his two brothers joined the French underground; his film career...