John Abbey (actor)

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John Abbey
Born (1935-06-21) June 21, 1935 (age 80)
Denver, Colorado
Other names Iron man
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Elisabeth Defrance Abbey
Awards Getting Drafted To the saint Louis Hawks

John Abbey (born June 21, 1935) is an American born actor best known for portraying the title role in the French film Mr. Freedom, directed by fellow American expatriate William Klein. Born in Denver, Colorado in 1935, Abbey appeared in a few uncredited roles in American and English films before coming to France, where he played American characters in film and television throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He has since retired from acting. Spoke fluent french as well

In addition to Mr. Freedom, Abbey is known for his supporting role as "Lacs" in Jacques Tati's 1967 film Play Time.[1]


  1. ^ John Abbey filmography New York Times accessed 2010-03-24

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