Georges Cravenne

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Georges Cravenne with Sigourney Weaver and Alain Delon at the 25th César Awards ceremony in 2000.

Georges Cravenne (24 January 1914 – 10 January 2009), real name Joseph-Raoul Cohen, was a French film producer, publicity agent and founder of the César Award. He received an Honorary César in 2000.

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He married French actress Françoise Arnoul in 1956. They divorced in 1964.

On 18 October 1973, his second wife Danielle Cravenne was shot dead by a police sniper at Marignane airport. Danielle, who was mentally unstable, had tried to hijack a Boeing 727 to protest against the release of the film The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob which was being promoted by Cravenne and which she considered "anti-palestinian".[1]

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