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Francis-Jean Blanche, known as "Francis Blanche" (July 20, 1921 – July 6, 1974) was a French actor, singer, humorist and author. He was a very popular figurehead on stage and in films, during the 1950s and 1960s.
Blanche was born in an artistic family, mainly of stage actors—including his father Louis Blanche—and his uncle, Emmanuel Blanche, who was a painter. He completed his secondary schoolong at fourteen, the youngest in France to do so at the time.
In the 1940s and 1950s, he was part of Robert Dhéry's theatrical company Les Branquignols, with whom he played in the film Ah! Les belles bacchantes, starring Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset (Dhéry's then-wife), and Louis de Funès; directed by Jean Loubignac in 1954.
- Ah! Les belles bacchantes (1954)
- The Green Mare (1959)
- Babette Goes to War (1959)
- Operation Gold Ingot (1962)
- The Seventh Juror (1962)
- Girl on the Road (1962)
- Un drôle de paroissien (1963)
- Les Tontons flingueurs (1963)
- The Gorillas (1964)
- The Black Tulip (1964)
- Belle de Jour (1966)
- The Senator Likes Women (1972)
- The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot (1973)
- La dernière bourrée à Paris (1973)
- Un linceul n'a pas de poches (1974)
Blanche released several albums:
- "Francis Blanche Discography". discogs.com. 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
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