Saturday, April 9, 2016

RIP Nicole Maurey

RIP Nicole Maurey

French film actress Nicole Maurey died in Versailles, France on March 11, 2016. She was 89. Maurey appeared in 65 film and television productions between 1945 and 1997. Born in Bois-Colombes, a northwestern suburb of Paris, she was originally a dancer before being cast in her first film role in 1944. She remains most noted as Charlton Heston's leading lady in Secret of the Incas (1954), often cited as the primary inspiration for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). She starred in films with Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Rex Harrison, Robert Taylor and Mickey Rooney, among numerous others. She was the leading lady in the original 1962 science fiction cult film The Day of the Triffids. Later in life, she moved into television, appearing in various made-for-TV movies and mini-series.

MAUREY, Nicole (Nicole Arlette Maurey)
Born: 12/20/1925, Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Died: 3/11/2016, Versailles, Île-de-France, France

Nicole Maurey’s western – actress:
The Jayhawkers! – 1959 (Jeanne Dubois)

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