Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux

Born May 1, 1917

Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux is a French actress and singer, who has appeared in more than 110 films since 1931. She is one of France's great movie stars and her eight-decade career is among the longest in film history.

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1917 Birth Born on May 1, 1917.


1935 18 Years Old In 1935, Darrieux married director/screenwriter Henri Decoin, who encouraged her to try Hollywood. … Read More


1942 25 Years Old They married in 1942. His anti-Nazi opinions resulted in his forced residence in Germany. In exchange for Rubirosa's freedom, Darrieux agreed to make a promotional trip in Berlin. The couple lived in Switzerland until the end of the war, and divorced in 1947.


1948 31 Years Old She married scriptwriter Georges Mitsikidès in 1948, and they lived together until his death in 1991.
1951 34 Years Old She gave a good performance in the 1951 MGM musical, Rich, Young and Pretty. … Read More


1961 44 Years Old In 1961 she went to England at the request of director Lewis Gilbert to star in The Greengage Summer opposite Kenneth More.
1963 46 Years Old In 1963, she starred in the romantic comedy La Robe Mauve de Valentine at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. … Read More
1966 49 Years Old Then, in 1966, she played a memorable supporting role in Jacques Demy's musical The Young Girls of Rochefort. … Read More


1970 53 Years Old In 1970, Darrieux replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical Coco, based on the life of Coco Chanel, but the play, essentially a showcase for Hepburn, soon folded without her.
1971 54 Years Old In 1971 and 1972 she also appeared in the short-lived productions of Ambassador.


1982 65 Years Old In 1982, she worked again with Demy for his film Une chambre en ville, an opera-like musical melodrama reminiscent of the director's earlier masterpiece The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. … Read More
1985 68 Years Old For her long service to the motion picture industry, in 1985 she was given an Honorary César Award. … Read More
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