François Périer

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François Périer
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François Pillu

(1919-11-10)10 November 1919
Paris, France
Died29 June 2002(2002-06-29) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Years active1938–2000
Spouse(s)Jacqueline Porel (1941–1947)
Marie Daëms (1949–1959)
Colette Boutouland (1961–2002)
AwardsBest Foreign Actor
1956 Gervaise

François Périer, (10 November 1919 – 29 June 2002), born François Pillu in Paris, was a French actor renowned for his expressiveness and diversity of rôles.

He made over 110 film and TV appearances between 1938 and 1996, with notable excursion into the French avant-garde. He was also prominent in the theatre. Among his best-known parts was that of Hugo in the first production of Jean-Paul Sartre's Les Mains Sales in 1948. He was the narrator of the French-language version of Fantasia, and made several commercial audio recordings (with commentary) popularizing classical music in France.

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Périer was born in Paris, France on November 10 1919. He died on June 29 2002 in Paris, France, of a heart attack during his sleep.[1][2] His remains were interred at Passy Cemetery in Paris next to those of the stage and silent film actress actress Réjane (1856-1920), who was the grandmother of Périer’s first of three wives.



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