Jacques Bergerac

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Jacques Bergerac
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Jacques Bergerac in trailer for Thunder in the Sun (1959)
Born (1927-05-26)26 May 1927
Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Died 15 June 2014(2014-06-15) (aged 87)
Anglet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Years active 1954–1969
Spouse(s) Ginger Rogers (1953–1957; divorced)
Dorothy Malone (1959–1964; divorced)
Children 2
Awards Foreign Newcomer Award - Male (1957)

Jacques Bergerac (26 May 1927 – 15 June 2014) was a French actor, who later became a business executive with Revlon.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Bergerac met and married Ginger Rogers, with whom he appeared in Twist of Fate (1954) (also known as Beautiful Stranger). 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.

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. In 1959, he married Dorothy Malone; the couple had two children, Mimi and Diane Bergerac. The marriage ended in divorce in 1964. He appeared in a few more films and on television, including Batman, 77 Sunset Strip, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (3 episodes), The Lucy Show, Get Smart, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. His last appearance was on an episode of The Doris Day Show in 1969, after which he left show business and became the head of Revlon's Paris office. His younger brother Michel became CEO of Revlon six years later. [1]

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