Jean Seberg

Born Nov 13, 1938

Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress. She starred in 37 films in Hollywood and in France, including Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless (1960), the musical Paint Your Wagon (1969), and the disaster film Airport (1970). Seberg is also one of the best-known victims of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her victimization was rendered as a well-documented retaliation for her support of civil rights and activist groups in the 1960s.… Read More

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1938 Birth Born on November 13, 1938.


1956 17 Years Old When she was cast, on October 21, 1956, her only acting experience had been a single season of summer stock performances. … Read More
1957 18 Years Old Seberg made her film debut in 1957 in the title role of Saint Joan, from the George Bernard Shaw play, after being chosen from 18,000 hopefuls by director Otto Preminger in a $150,000 talent search. … Read More
1958 19 Years Old On September 5, 1958, Seberg married François Moreuil, a French lawyer, age 23, in Marshalltown after having met in France 15 months earlier. They divorced in 1960. … Read More


1959 20 Years Old But her next role was in the successful 1959 comedy, The Mouse That Roared, starring Peter Sellers. … Read More
1960 21 Years Old Most notably, she appeared in 1960 as Patricia in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (French title: À bout de souffle), in which she co-starred with Jean-Paul Belmondo. … Read More
1961 22 Years Old In 1961, Seberg took on the lead role in her then-husband François Moreuil's directorial debut, La recréation. … Read More
1962 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite extended stays in the United States, Seberg remained Paris-based for the rest of her life. In 1962, she married French aviator, resistant, novelist and diplomat Romain Gary, who was 24 years her senior and was previously married.
1968 29 Years Old …  Jean had a sister Mary-Ann, a brother Kurt, and a brother David, who was killed in a car accident in 1968. … Read More


1969 30 Years Old In 1969, she appeared in her first and only musical film, Paint Your Wagon, based on Lerner and Loewe's stage musical, and co-starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. … Read More
1970 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1970, the FBI created the false story, from a San Francisco-based informant, that the child Seberg was carrying was not fathered by her husband Romain Gary but by Raymond Hewitt, a member of the Black Panther Party. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old In 1972, she was married for the third time, to aspiring film director Dennis Berry.


In 1979, while separated from her legally-wed husband, Seberg went through "a form of marriage" to an Algerian named Ahmed Hasni. … Read More
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