Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RIP Jacques Jouanneau

The actor Jacques Jouanneau has died.

King of the supporting role in French films and grand theatre actor, Jacques Jouanneau died yesterday July 19, 2011 at his home in Nimes, France. He was 84. Jouanneau was a familiar face in the films of Jean Renoir and René Clair. He was the essential partner of Jacqueline Maillan in the theatre. Jacques lived for 15 years in Charente, in his moulin de Chollet, Villejésus. Jacques Jouanneau's career has stretched over half a century, from his first appearance at the theater in "Ubu Roi" in 1947. Jacqueline Maillan, whom he repeatedly told her, replied, "He had a certain appetite for Theater for ("Folle Amanda" or "Peau de vache"). But also for the texts of Francis Blanche ("Les escargots meurent debout") and Sacha Guitry ("N'écoutez pas mesdames!"). Jacques Jouanneau received the rank of French Commander of Arts and Letters in 2005. His last film appearance was in 1996 in "Fallait pas!..." directed and starring Gérard Jugnot

JOUANNEAU, Jacques (Jacques Albert Eugene Jouanneau)
Born: 10/3/1926, Angers, Maine-et-Loir, France
Died: 7/19/2011, Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Jacques Jouanneau's westerns - actor, voice actor:
The Legend of Frenchie King - 1971 (Letellier)
Lucky Luke: Daisy Town - 1972 [French voice of Jack Dalton]

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