13 January 1927
|Died||1 May 2022 95) (aged|
|Occupation|| Writer |
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Le Tellier|
Michel Vinaver (born Michel Grinberg; 13 January 1927 – 1 May 2022)was a French writer and dramatist. He was born in Paris to parents who had emigrated from Russia. He was the manager of Gillette. He is the father of actress Anouk Grinberg. In 2006 he was awarded the Grand prix du théâtre de l'Académie française.
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