Jean Gaven

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Jean Gaven
Born(1918-01-16)16 January 1918
Died5 May 2014(2014-05-05) (aged 96)
Years active1945-1998
Spouse Dominique Wilms

Jean Gaven (16 January 1918 – 5 May 2014) was a French actor. He appeared in more than sixty films between 1945 and 1996. [1]


Life and career

Born in Saint-Rome-de-Cernon, France on January 16, 1922, Gaven began acting sometime after the end of World War II, amassing a filmography of more than 60 motion pictures during a career spanning more than five decades. Married to the actress Dominique Wilms, he died at the age of 92 in Paris, France, on May 5, 2014. [2]


1945Les cadets de l'océanAlbertini, dit Tino
1946 Son of France Le lieutenant Brévannes
1946 The Murderer is Not Guilty Le jeune inspecteur Gustave Perkinson
1946 Dropped from Heaven Robert
1947 Six Hours to Lose Antoine
1947Histoire de chanterJack Bing
1948 Night Express Un des deux complices
1949La bataille du feuJacques Legrand
1949 At the Grand Balcony Belfort
1951Demain nous divorçonsJohnny Buck
1951La peau d'un hommeMoussac
1951 They Were Five Marcel - le boxeur
1951 Duel in Dakar Fred
1952Les quatre sergents du Fort CarréFinot
1952Le crime du BouifMichel
1952Plume au ventFrançois Bontemps
1953Le Boulanger de ValorgueLe curé
1954 The Big Flag Le lieutenant Lachenal
1954 Obsessio Alexandre Buisson
1955 The Babes Make the Law Frédéric Langlet - le mari de Christine
1955 Madonna of the Sleeping Cars Don Armando Félix
1955 Sophie and the Crime Ernest Sapinaud
1955Môme PigalleFélix Michaux
1956 If All the Guys in the World Jos - le second
1956 La Loi des rues André Remoulin dit Dédé la Glace
1957 The River of Three Junks Capitaine Brichet
1957 The Crucible Peter Corey
1957Young Girls BewarePetit Jo
1958Les aventuriers du MékongLe Scaph
1959 Du rififi chez les femmes James
1959Visa pour l'enferCarlos
1960Amour, autocar et boîtes de nuitPaul
1961Leon Garros ishchet drugaGrégoire
1962Le bateau d'Émile
1964 Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno Paul
1965 Trap for Cinderella Gabriel
1966 Our Men in Bagdad General Yuri Fiodorenko
1968 Pasha Marc
1970 Rider on the Rain Toussaint
1971Un aller simpleDietrich
1971Où est passé Tom?Anton Caras
1972 And Hope to Die Rizzio
1975 Histoire d'O Pierre
1976Les mal partisGargantua
1976Le trouble-fessesUn tueur sicilien
1977 The French Woman Gustave Lucas
1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Salpetre
1979Un jour un tueurHugo Klein
1981Signé FuraxL'agent sans panier à salade
1983 One Deadly Summer Leballech, the boss of the sawmill
1988Juillet en septembreMonsieur Challe
1993L'oeil écarlateEtienne Delvaux
1996Les BidochonMaître Nerval(final film role)

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  1. "Décès de Jean Gaven, le héros de Maurin des Maures - L'Express" (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. Lentz IIII, Harris. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014 , p. 126. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Publishers, 2015.