Claude Dauphin (actor)

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Claude Dauphin
Claude Dauphin in A Salute to France.jpg
Dauphin in the 1944 film A Salute to France
Born
Claude Marie Eugène Legrand

(1903-08-19)19 August 1903
Died16 November 1978(1978-11-16) (aged 75)
Paris, France
OccupationActor
Years active1930–1978
Spouse(s)Rosine Derean
Maria Mauban
Norma Eberhardt (1955–1978; his death)
L-R: Burgess Meredith, Claude Dauphin & Philip Bourneuf in A Salute to France (1944) A Salute to France (1944) 1.jpg
L-R: Burgess Meredith, Claude Dauphin & Philip Bourneuf in A Salute to France (1944)

Claude Dauphin (19 August 1903 16 November 1978) was a French actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1930 and 1978.

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Biography

He was born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne. His father was Maurice Étienne Legrand, a poet who wrote as Franc-Nohain, [1] and who was the librettist for Maurice Ravel's opera L'heure espagnole . His elder brother was the writer Jean Nohain.

Dauphin's debut on film came in La Vagabonde (1930). [1] He debuted on stage in Chapeau Chinois (1930) in Paris. [2]

Private life

Dauphin married three times: first to Rosine Derean, then to the actress Maria Mauban with whom he had a child, Jean-Claude Dauphin, also an actor. Eventually, in 1955, Dauphin married American actress Norma Eberhardt. [3] The couple divided their time between Paris, Los Angeles, New York City and Ocean Township, New Jersey. [3] [4] They remained together until Dauphin's death in Paris in 1978. [3]

Selected filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 Oscherwitz, Dayna; Higgins, MaryEllen (2009). The A to Z of French Cinema . Scarecrow Press. p.  118. ISBN   9780810870383 . Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. Aaker, Everett (2011). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. pp. 175–177. ISBN   978-0-7864-6409-8.
  3. 1 2 3 "Norma Eberhardt". The Daily Telegraph . 28 September 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  4. "Norma Eberhardt Dauphin obituary". Asbury Park Press . 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.