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George Rigaud
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George Rigaud (1942)
Born(1905-08-11)11 August 1905
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died17 January 1984(1984-01-17) (aged 78)
Madrid, Spain
Years active1932–1981

Pedro Jorge Rigato Delissetche, [1] better known by his stage names George Rigaud, Georges Rigaud or Jorge Rigaud (11 August 1905 17 January 1984), was an Argentine film actor who appeared in 194 films between 1932 and 1981.


Born in Buenos Aires, he went to live in France with his parents. He started his career in French films, using the name Georges Rigaud. The 1933 film Bastille Day , in which he shared the lead with Annabella, made him a promising actor in French cinema. Rigaud starred in various European films during the 1930s. In 1941, he returned to Argentine where he resumed his film career. In 1956, he returned to Europe and eventually settled in Spain. He went on to appear in Spanish, Italian and French films. Rigaud was killed in a road accident in Madrid.

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