Dauphin in the 1944 film A Salute to France
Claude Marie Eugène Legrand
19 August 1903
|Died||16 November 1978 75) (aged|
Norma Eberhardt (1955–1978; his death)
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He was born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne. His father was Maurice Étienne Legrand, a poet who wrote as Franc-Nohain,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).He debuted on stage in Chapeau Chinois (1930) in Paris.
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.The couple divided their time between Paris, Los Angeles, New York City and Ocean Township, New Jersey. They remained together until Dauphin's death in Paris in 1978.
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