26 May 1927 |
Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
|Spouse(s)||Ginger Rogers (1953–1957)
Dorothy Malone (1959–1964) 2 children
|Children||Mimi & Diane|
Originally a lawyer, Bergerac met and married Ginger Rogers with whom he appeared in Twist of Fate (film) (1954) also known as Beautiful Stranger (film). He then went on to appear as Armand Duval in a television production of Camille for Kraft Television Theatre, opposite Signe Hasso. He played the Comte de Provence in Jean Delannoy's film Marie Antoinette Queen of France (Marie-Antoinette reine de France, 1956) with Michèle Morgan. In Strange Intruder (1956), he shared the screen with Edmund Purdom and Ida Lupino, and in Les Girls (1957), he played the second male lead. He also appeared in Gigi (1958), Thunder in the Sun (1959), the cult horror film The Hypnotic Eye (1960), and A Global Affair (1964).
In 1957, he received the Golden Globe Award for Foreign Newcomer.
He divorced Rogers in 1957 and, in 1959, married Dorothy Malone, with whom he had two children. The marriage ended in divorce in 1964. That year he appeared on Perry Mason as murder victim Armand Rovel in "The Case of the Fifty Millionth Frenchman." He appeared in a few more films and on television, including Batman (as Freddy the Fence, or French Freddy), 77 Sunset Strip, Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Safe Conduct" , 1955; "The Legacy" , 1956; and "Return of the Hero" , 1958), The Lucy Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show ("The Square Triangle", 1962) and hosted "Paris ala Mode". His last appearance was on The Doris Day Show in 1969, after which he left show business and became the head of Revlon's Paris office. Jacques' younger brother Michel became CEO of Revlon six years later.
- Twist of Fate (film) (1954) also known as Beautiful Stranger (film) by David Miller
- Marie-Antoinette reine de France (1956) by Jean Delannoy
- Les Girls (1957) by George Cukor
- Gigi (1958) by Vincente Minnelli
- Un homme se penche sur son passé (film) (1958) by Willy Rozier
- Thunder in the Sun (1959) by Russell Rouse
- The Hypnotic Eye (1960)
- The Fury of Achilles (1962)
- Jacques Bergerac at the Internet Movie Database
- People Magazine 1975 article about Jacques, brother Michel, and Revlon