Claude Dauphin (actor)

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Claude Dauphin
Born Claude Marie Eugène Legrand
(1903-08-19)19 August 1903
Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France
Died 16 November 1978(1978-11-16) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1930-1978
Spouse(s) Rosine Derean
Maria Mauban
Norma Eberhardt (1955-1978; his death)

Claude Dauphin (19 August 1903 – 16 November 1978) was a French actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1930 and 1978.

He was born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne. His father was Maurice Étienne Legrand, a poet who wrote as Franc-Nohain, and who was the librettist for Maurice Ravel's opera L'heure espagnole. His elder brother was the writer Jean Nohain.

Claude Dauphin married three times: first to Rosine Derean, then to the actress Maria Mauban who bore him a child, Jean-Claude Dauphin, also an actor. Eventually, in 1955, Dauphin married American actress Norma Eberhardt.[1] The couple divided their time between Paris, Los Angeles, New York City and Ocean Township, New Jersey.[1][2] They remained together until Dauphin's death in Paris in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Norma Eberhardt". The Daily Telegraph. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Norma Eberhardt Dauphin obituary". Asbury Park Press. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 

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