Jacques Charon

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Jacques Charon (27 February 1920 – 15 October 1975) was a French actor and film director.


Born in Paris, Charon trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (CNSAD) and made his début at the Comédie-Française in 1941. During his time there which lasted until his death, he played over 150 roles in the classical and modern repertoire.

Charon directed the 1968 feature film A Flea in Her Ear and the 1973 television movie Monsieur Pompadour.

He played Spalanzani in the complete recording of The Tales of Hoffmann (Decca, 1971).

Charon was openly gay. [1] He died in Paris and is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre.

Selected filmography

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  1. Dynes, Wayne R., ed. (1990). Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Volume II. Routledge. p. 1298. ISBN   9781315670775.