Jean-Claude Deret in 2013
July 11, 1921
12 December 2016 (aged 95)|
|Resting place||Père Lachaise Cemetery|
|Occupation||Television writer, songwriter, actor, playwright, detective novelist, children's author|
Jean-Claude Deret, born Claude Breitman, (July 11, 1921 – December 12, 2016) was a French television writer, songwriter, actor, playwright, and author of children's books and detective novels.
Jean-Claude Deret was born as Claude Breitman on July 11, 1921. His family were secular Jews from Russia. One of his great-grandfathers was a psychiatrist. He lost a relative in The Holocaust.
Deret started his career as a songwriter and singer in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the late 1940s. By 1950, he emigrated to Quebec, where he became a theatre and television actor. Nine years later, in 1959, he returned to France and within a few years he created Thierry la Fronde, a television series. Between 1963 and 1966, he wrote 52 episodes.
Deret founded Le Théâtre du cercle, a theatre company in Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt. Additionally, he authored children's books and detective novels. He also wrote plays, including Samuel dans l'île, which was nominated for a Molière Award in 2006. Meanwhile, he continued to act, for example starring in Beautiful Memories in 2001. He also continued to write songs, and he performed at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse in April 2014. He wrote 50 songs over the course of his career. In 2016, he directed Salauds de pauvres, a short film about poor people in France.
Personal life and death
- Heliot, Armelle (December 13, 2016). "Décès de Jean-Claude Deret, scénariste de Thierry La Fronde". Le Figaro. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "Jean-Claude Deret, créateur de "Thierry la fronde", est mort". Le Parisien. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- Cabot, Emile (December 13, 2016). "Jean-Claude Deret, créateur "Thierry la fronde" et père de Zabou Breitman, est mort". Paris Match. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
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