Henri Vidal

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Henri Vidal
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Born (1919-11-26)26 November 1919
Royat, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Died 10 December 1959(1959-12-10) (aged 40)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941-1959

Henri Vidal (26 November 1919 – 10 December 1959) was a French film actor.

Film career[edit]

Henri Lucien Raymond Vidal[1] was first noticed after he won the "Apollo of 1939" contest in Paris. He was spotted by Edith Piaf, and made his film debut alongside her in the movie Montmartre-sur-Seine in 1941. Vidal went on to appear in 36 films between 1941 and 1959.

In addition to his wife, Michèle Morgan, he played opposite some of the biggest leading ladies in French films of the 1950s: Françoise Arnoul, Brigitte Bardot, Dany Carrel, Mylène Demongeot, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, and Marina Vlady.

Personal life[edit]

In May 1943 he married the actress Michèle Cordoba, and they divorced in July 1946.[1] In 1950 he married French actress Michèle Morgan, whom he met while filming Alessandro Blasetti's 1949 film Fabiola.

Death[edit]

He died in 1959 of a heart attack. He is buried in Pontgibaud, in the Puy-de-Dôme départment.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1947 Les Maudits Doctor Guilbert René Clément
1949 Fabiola Rual Alessandro Blasetti
1950 La Belle que voilà Pierre Leroux Jean-Paul Le Chanois
La Passante François Malard Henri Calef
1951 L'Étrange Madame X Etienne Jean Gremillon
1952 Les Sept péchés capitaux ("La Gourmandise") Le docteur Henri / Antonin Carlo Rim
1954 Orient-Express Jacques Ferrand Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Napoléon Joachim Murat Sacha Guitry
1957 Une manche et la belle (fr) Philippe Delaroche Henri Verneuil
Porte des Lilas Pierre Barbier René Clair
Une Parisienne Michel Legrand Michel Boisrond
1958 Be Beautiful But Shut Up Jean Morel Marc Allégret
1959 Voulez-vous danser avec moi ? Hervé Dandieu Michel Boisrond
Pourquoi viens-tu si tard? Walter Hermelin Henri Decoin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Source : Les Gens du cinéma

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