Louis de funes

Whenever his films are screened on French television, a ratings busting audience is assured, and some of the mostly popular DVD titles in France have his name on them. From tohe appeared in 50 films, usually as an extra or walk-on. It remains his greatest success. Patrick born on 27 Januarywho became a doctor; and Olivier born on 11 Augustwho became a pilot for Air France Europe and also followed his father in the acting profession.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Affectionately known as Fufu, this giant among comedy giants made making people laugh an art and it is impossible to watch any of his performances without succumbing to Louis de funes genius for farce, mimicry or general off-the-wall lunacy.

Sacha Guitry cast him in some of his films of this period, notably La Poison The above content is owned by filmsdefrance.

He became a bar pianistworking mostly as a jazz pianist in PigallePariswhere he made his customers laugh each time he grimaced. Over the next ten years, he appeared in around fifty films, always in minor roles, often as a walk-on. After suffering a heart attack a short while afterwards, he was admitted to hospital and was forced to take a break from acting.

Their final collaboration, Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacobwas another notable success, despite its controversial subject matter. This castle, overlooking the Loire Riverwas inherited by his wife, whose aunt had married a descendant of Maupassant.

They had two sons: Once he was back on his feet, he was keen to resume his career, but had to be less energetic in his performances as, gradually, his health began a slow deterioration.

Although some directors saw at once his comic potential and made good use of his comedic skills, no one was willing, yet, to offer him a substantial film role.

During his youth, he was fond of drawing and playing the piano. His passing came amid a media frenzy and over three thousand people attended his funeral service at the church of Saint-Martin in Le Cellier in the northwest of France.

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Chambon declines the invitation, pushing the door himself instead of pulling it open. His stage career culminated in a magnificent performance in the play Oscar, a role which he would reprise a few years later in the film adaptation.

Louis de Funes

Inhe went on to star in such films as Ah! Even after he attained the status of a movie starhe continued to play theatre roles. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. His wife supported him in the most difficult moments and helped him to manage his career efficiently.

This section does not cite any sources. Along with his short height — he measured 1.Born in Courbevoie on 31st JulyLouis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (to give him his full name) was descended from the Spanish nobility and was the third child of Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, a lawyer who became a diamond merchant with vain hopes of making a fortune after settling with his family in France.

France's Louis de Funès was a celebrated comedic actor of stage and film known for roles like Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez and La Grande Vadrouille. Louis de Funès was born on July 31,in. Louis de Funès, Actor: Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob.

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31,in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter.

His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.

Louis de Funès

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