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Claude Dauphin is a Actor French born on 19 august 1903 at Corbeil-Essonnes (France)

Claude Dauphin

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Birth name Claude Marie Eugène Legrand
Nationality France
Birth 19 august 1903 at Corbeil-Essonnes (France)
Death 16 november 1978 (at 75 years) at Paris (France)

Claude Dauphin (19 August 1903 – 16 November 1978) was a French actor. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1930 and 1978.

He was born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne. His father was Maurice Étienne Legrand, a poet who wrote as Franc-Nohain, and who was the librettist for Maurice Ravel's opera L'heure espagnole.

Claude Dauphin married three times: first to Rosine Derean, then to the actress Maria Mauban who bore him a child, Jean-Claude Dauphin, an actor in his own right. Eventually, in 1955, Dauphin married American actress Norma Eberhardt. The couple divided their time between Paris, Los Angeles, New York City and Ocean Township, New Jersey. They remained together until Dauphin's death in Paris in 1978.

Biography

Il débute au théâtre comme décorateur, puis fait ses premiers pas sur scène dirigé par Firmin Gémier en 1930. Il devient ensuite un des interprètes favoris d' Henri Bernstein.

Avant guerre, il joue dans les classiques "Faisons un rêve (film)" de Sacha Guitry et Entrée des artistes" de Marc Allégret.

Dès 1940 il est mobilisé, et sert comme aspirant dans un régiment de chars, équipé de S 35 Somua, qui participera à quelques contacts avec l'ennemi. En 1942, à la fin du fournage du film La Belle Aventure, il quitte la zone occupée et rejoint Cannes, en zone libre. Il monte une compagnie de théâtre, où se côtoient notamment Danièle Delorme, Gérard Philippe, Marguerite Moreno et Madeline Robinson. Résistant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale , sous le nom de Capitaine Legrand, et membre du réseau « Carte » d'André Girard, il rejoint Londres, à l'automne 1942, à bord d'un sous-marin britannique. Il rejoint les Forces françaises libres et est nommé officier de liaison entre les généraux Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque et George Patton. Il fait partie des premiers soldats à entrer dans Paris libéré, avec les chars de la 2° DB.

Après guerre, il mène une double carrière en France et aux Etats-Unis, étant bilingue. Il va ainsi tourner pour Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Peter Ustinov, John Frankenheimer, Otto Preminger, Roman Polanski ou Stanley Donen.

Un de ses rôles les plus célèbres est le maquereau dans Casque d'or de Jacques Becker et il joue également la même année dans le classique Le Plaisir de Max Ophuls.

Il est l'auteur de Les Derniers Trombones, comprendre les derniers grands acteurs, qui relate des anecdotes croustillantes sur le tournage de La Plus Belle Soirée de ma vie (1972) d'Ettore Scola, où il joue aux côtés de Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur et Charles Vanel.

Il a tourné dans plus de cent films. Il a également prêté sa voix notamment à Fred Astaire dans certains films dont La Tour infernale ou encore à John Marley alias Jack Woltz dans Le Parrain.

Marié trois fois, il a eu pour femme l'actrice Rosine Deréan, puis l'actrice Maria Mauban. Leur fils est l'acteur Jean-Claude Dauphin.

Claude Dauphin meurt à l'Hôpital Laennec dans le 7e arrondissement de Paris d'une occlusion intestinale à l'âge de 75 ans. Il est inhumé au cimetière du Père-Lachaise, division 89.

Best films

The Chocolate Girl (1950)
(Actor)
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
(Actor)
Firemen's Ball (1949)
(Actor)
Mado (1976)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Claude Dauphin (112 films)

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Actor

De force avec d'autres
Directed by Simon Reggiani
Origin France
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Serge Reggiani, Simon Reggiani, Daniel Gélin, Denis Lavant, Pascale Vignal, Elsa Zylberstein
Roles self (archive footage)

Simon Reggiani contraint son père Serge, souffrant d'une addiction à l'alcool, à se faire hospitaliser pour suivre, avec d'autres, une cure de désintoxication.
Le Pion
Le Pion (1978)
, 1h33
Directed by Christian Gion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Henri Guybet, Claude Jade, Claude Piéplu, Maureen Kerwin, Michel Galabru, Claude Dauphin
Roles Albert Carreaud
Rating54% 2.723822.723822.723822.723822.72382
Bertrand Barabi (Henri Guybet) est un professeur de français suppléant et surveillant (« pion ») dans un lycée et internat de région. Il fréquente les cercles littéraires de sa ville et il est méprisé par ses élèves comme par les enseignants de son établissement. Bertrand Barabi ne vit que pour les beaux yeux de mademoiselle Thuillier, professeur de français. Dominique Benech (Claude Jade), sa voisine et mère esseulée d'un de ses élèves, qui nourrit à son égard de tendres sentiments, lui demande de donner des cours particuliers à son fils. Enthousiasmée par la lecture d'un des textes de Bertrand, Dominique l'encourage à écrire un roman. Bertrand poursuit la rédaction de son roman qu'il envoie bientôt à un éditeur parisien. Le livre est récompensé. Grâce à son pseudonyme, Bertrand garde un temps l'anonymat, mais les journalistes ont tôt fait de révéler l'identité de ce "Goncourt introuvable". Cependant, le succès ne tourne pas la tête de Bertrand. Et c'est avec la complicité de ses élèves qu'il ridiculise même ceux qui lui ont fait du tort, avant de se marier avec la discrète et tendre Dominique.
Les Misérables, 2h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Angela Pleasence, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Guard, Ian Holm
Roles Myriel
Rating72% 3.642243.642243.642243.642243.64224
The plot follows the general outline of the novel of the same name, omitting many details and some entire episodes. The narrative is strictly chronological and avoids the digressions required to mirror the novel's structure. Many of the novel's minor characters do not appear or are combined. For example, the role of the Thénardiers is reduced to a scene in which Valjean ransoms Cosette from them.
Madame Rosa, 1h35
Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam, Gabriel Jabbour, Geneviève Fontanel, Bernard Lajarrige, Mohamed Zinet
Roles Le docteur Katz
Rating71% 3.5932453.5932453.5932453.5932453.593245
Madame Rosa (Simone Signoret) is a frail, aging, retired Jewish prostitute and Auschwitz survivor who earns a meager living by caring for the children of younger female sex workers, as well as for Momo (short for Mohammed) (Sami Ben Youb), a young Arab boy on the verge of adolescence. Momo hasn't seen his parents in years. He and Madame Rosa struggle to make ends meet, and as her body and mind start to fail, it becomes clear that Momo is the only person she has left in the world. Despite his young age, he has to help Madame Rosa who refuses to be hospitalized. He will stay with her as she faces her ultimate fears and prepares for her last and most difficult voyage.
Focal Point, 1h33
Directed by Jean-Claude Tramont
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Annie Girardot, Jacques Dutronc, Jean Bouise, Claude Dauphin, Michel Robin, Philippe Rouleau
Roles Maître Leroy
Rating58% 2.922162.922162.922162.922162.92216
Reporter photographe de renom, Danièle Gaur mène une enquête sur le présumé accident de son mari Michel. Ses recherches la conduisent peu à peu à découvrir les rouages d'un complot visant à l'assassinat du ministre des affaires étrangères américain, John W. Maxwell.
The Tenant
The Tenant (1976)
, 2h5
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson, Lila Kedrova, Claude Dauphin
Roles Husband at accident
Rating76% 3.800673.800673.800673.800673.80067
Trelkovsky (Roman Polanski), a quiet and unassuming man, rents an apartment in Paris whose previous tenant, Egyptologist Simone Choule, attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself out the window and through a pane of glass below. He visits Choule in the hospital but finds her entirely in bandages and unable to talk. Whilst still at Choule's bedside, Trelkovsky meets Simone's friend, Stella (Isabelle Adjani), who has also come to visit. Stella begins talking to Simone, who becomes aware of her visitors. Initially showing some signs of agitation upon seeing them, Choule soon lets out a disturbing cry, then dies. It isn't clear which of the two has caused this reaction. Apparently unaware that Choule is now dead, Trelkovsky tries to comfort Stella but dares not say that he never knew Simone, instead pretending to be another friend. They leave together and go out for a drink and a movie (1973's Enter The Dragon), where they fondle each other. Outside the theatre they part ways.
Mado
Mado (1976)
, 2h15
Directed by Claude Sautet, Jacques Santi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Julien Guiomar, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin, Charles Denner
Roles Vaudable
Rating65% 3.2929753.2929753.2929753.2929753.292975
Simon Léotard, 49 ans, promoteur immobilier, vit avec son vieux père et n'a jamais voulu épouser Hélène, sa maîtresse. Il rencontre Mado, une prostituée dont il tombe amoureux sans vouloir se l'avouer. Le suicide de son associé et la découverte de ses malversations éclate comme un coup de tonnerre.
That Most Important Thing: Love, 1h49
Directed by Andrzej Żuławski, Philippe Lopes-Curval, Laurent Ferrier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Photographie
Actors Romy Schneider, Jacques Dutronc, Fabio Testi, Klaus Kinski, Claude Dauphin, Roger Blin
Roles Mazelli
Rating70% 3.5486953.5486953.5486953.5486953.548695
Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of Richard III and gives Nadine a part. Nadine is torn between Servais, with whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations.
Rosebud
Rosebud (1975)
, 2h6
Directed by Otto Preminger, Yves Amoureux
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin, Brigitte Ariel, Peter Lawford
Roles Charles-André Fargeau
Rating52% 2.605972.605972.605972.605972.60597
Larry Martin (O'Toole) is a Newsweek reporter, secretly working for the CIA as he travels around the globe tasked, along with Israeli intelligence, to work for the release of five wealthy girls kidnapped by the anti-Israel terrorist Palestinian Liberation Army from the yacht Rosebud. Martin must contend with the girl's fathers, all of whom are wealthy, connected and concerned. Sloat (Attenborough), the extremist head of Black September, is connected with the kidnappings, and is subsequently hunted down after his plans for a centralized global terrorist network are uncovered.
The Wild Goose Chase, 1h50
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Pierre Richard, Jane Birkin, Michel Aumont, Marc Dolnitz, Amadeus August, Luis Rego
Roles De Rovère
Rating62% 3.1411453.1411453.1411453.1411453.141145
Young and dynamic, founded with power from the "20th Century Bank", Pierre Vidal regularly spies with his binoculars his partner Janet, who works in a hairdressing salon. Fed up of being constantly watched, she takes advantage to excite his jealousy. His boss having taken a few days of vacation, Pierre is in charge to replace him. More nervous than ever of this enormous responsibility, he will soon have to take to the coffer halls a certain Monsieur de Rovère, who came to bring the transfer of shares act of the Alcazar, the famous Parisian cabaret. But the famous briefcase containing the documents is stolen on their sight.
At the Meeting with Joyous Death, 1h30
Directed by Juan Luis Buñuel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Françoise Fabian, Jean-Marc Bory, Claude Dauphin, Michel Creton, Renato Salvatori, Gérard Depardieu
Roles Father D'Aval
Rating59% 2.960622.960622.960622.960622.96062
A married couple purchases an inn on the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.
We Want the Colonels, 1h40
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Tino Bianchi, Duilio Del Prete, Antonino Faà di Bruno, Renzo Marignano, Camillo Milli
Roles Il Presidente della Repubblica
Rating67% 3.3859353.3859353.3859353.3859353.385935
1970. On. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi), a right-wing fascist-style representative, along with some military, inspired by Greek military junta, attempt a coup d'état against the government and the President of the Republic, with the support of the Greek secret services, the Black Nobility, the Armed Forces and young far-right extremists.