Jean Marais is a Actor French born on 11 december 1913 at Cherbourg-Octeville (France)
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Birth name Jean Alfred Villain-MaraisNationality FranceBirth 11 december 1913
at Cherbourg-Octeville (France
)Death 8 november 1998
(at 84 years) at Cannes (France
Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais, also known as Jean Marais ([ʒɑ̃ maʁɛ]; 11 December 1913 – 8 November 1998), was a French actor, director and sculptor.
Though he was engaged during World War II to the actress Mila Parély, the couple split after around two years.
Marais, who was gay, was the muse and lover of Jean Cocteau until Cocteau's death. After Cocteau's death, Marais wrote a memoir of Cocteau, L'Inconcevable Jean Cocteau, attributing authorship to "Cocteau-Marais". He also wrote his own autobiography, L'Histoire de ma vie, published in 1975. From 1953 until 1959, his companion was the American dancer George Reich.
Marais died from cardiovascular disease in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, in 1998. He is interred there at Vallauris cemetery.
In the early 1960s, Marais learned that he had a biological son, Serge Ayala, whom he recognized in 1962 and who eventually took the name Serge Villain-Marais. This son, who became a singer and an actor, committed suicide in 2012 at age 69.