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23 December 1900
|Died||14 August 1985 84)(aged|
|Resting place||Monaco Cemetery|
|Occupation||Tragedian, comic actor, stage director|
Marie Bell (23 December 1900 – 14 August 1985), born Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey, was a French tragedian, comic actor and stage director. She was the director of the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris from 1962 onwards, and this theatre now bears her name.
Marie Bell was born on 23 December 1900 in Bègles near Bordeaux (France).[ citation needed ] With her Irish father, she spent her childhood between Bordeaux and England.[ citation needed ]
Bell was a classical actress. She also appeared in avant-garde theatre, Jean Genet in particular.
Her interpretation of the role of Phèdre is highly noted : "Voir Marie Bell dans Phèdre est une chance unique pour quiconque veut savoir ce qu'est le génie français." André Malraux
During the German Occupation of France (1940–1944), she participated in the French resistance as one of nine directors of the Front national du théâtre.She was awarded the decoration of the Légion d'honneur by President Charles de Gaulle.
Bell married Jean Chevrier, who was also an actor.
Bell died on 14 August 1985 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She was buried alongside her husband Jean Chevrier at the Monaco Cemeterynot far from Josephine Baker.
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