Danièle Delorme

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Danièle Delorme
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BornGabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard
(1926-10-09)9 October 1926
Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died 17 October 2015(2015-10-17) (aged 89)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1942-2001
Spouse(s) Daniel Gélin (1945-1955) (divorced) (1 child)
Yves Robert (1956-2002) (his death)
Children Xavier (1946–1999) [1]

Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard (9 October 1926 – 17 October 2015), known by her stage name Danièle Delorme, was a French actress and film producer.



Born in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, to the painter and resistance worker André Girard and his wife, she was a talented pianist but was best known for her role in the cinema of France.

Levallois-Perret Commune in Île-de-France, France

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Cinema of France filmmaking in France

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She acted in the first of her more than sixty films in 1942 using her birth name but then adopted the stage name Delorme. She is best remembered for her starring role in the 1948 original French production of Gigi and in the 1950s Minne  (fr ), both of which were based on novels by Colette. [2]

Gigi is a 1949 French comedy film directed by Jacqueline Audry and starring Gaby Morlay, Jean Tissier and Yvonne de Bray. A young girl who is coming of age and being trained as a courtesan by her family, and realises she not only adores the debonair, close family friend Gaston, who has spoiled her with attention and care for most of her life, but that she is in love with him. Gaston realises the same thing, and despite efforts of Gigi´s down-to-earth, doting Grandmother and charming socialite Aunt to bring the couple together by the then socially accepted practice, it is the undeniable and compelling love between Gigi and Gaston that triumphs above all. Beautifully directed by Jacqueline Audry, who accentuates the brilliant humor of this piece without losing the utterly remarkable sensitivity of the young love that takes center stage. The film was based on the novella Gigi written by Colette.

Colette French novelist

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Personal life

In 1945, Delorme married actor Daniel Gélin with whom she had a son, Xavier (1946–1999). Delorme divorced Gélin in 1954 after he admitted having an affair with Romanian-born model Marie Christine Schneider, that produced a daughter, Maria Schneider. Delorme's son was a successful actor who died of cancer in 1999, aged 53. In 1956, Delorme married actor/filmmaker Yves Robert who partnered her in an award-winning film production company. They remained married until his death in 2002.

Daniel Gélin French actor

Daniel Yves Alfred Gélin was a French film and television actor.

Xavier Gélin was a French actor and film producer, and son of Daniel Gélin and Danièle Delorme. Through his father, he was a half-brother of Fiona Gélin and Maria Schneider, also actresses.

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Delorme served as a member of the Caméra d'Or jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

Caméra dOr festival award

The Caméra d'Or is an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections . The prize, created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob, is awarded during the Festival's Closing Ceremony by an independent jury.

1988 Cannes Film Festival

The 41st Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 23 May 1988. The Palme d'Or went to the Pelle erobreren by Bille August.

Delorme died in Paris on 17 October 2015. She was 89. [3] [4]

Paris Capital of France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.

Selected filmography

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<i>The Captain</i> (1946 film) 1946 film by Robert Vernay

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<i>Dilemma of Two Angels</i> 1948 film by Maurice Tourneur

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