Paul Meurisse

Born Dec 21, 1912

Paul Meurisse was a French actor who appeared in over 60 films and many stage productions. Meurisse was noted for the elegance of his acting style, and for his versatility. He was equally able to play comedic and serious dramatic roles. His screen appearances ranged from the droll and drily humorous to the menacing and disturbing. His most celebrated role was that of the sadistic and vindictive headmaster in the 1955 film Les Diaboliques.… Read More

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1912 Birth Born on December 21, 1912.


1936 23 Years Old In 1936, Meurisse moved to Paris, where he found work in musical theatres and nightclubs and appeared with performers such as Marie Dubas. … Read More
1939 26 Years Old In 1939, Meurisse met Edith Piaf, and the two became lovers for two years. … Read More
1940 27 Years Old Meurisse's first screen role came in Vingt-quatre heures de perm, filmed in 1940 but not released until 1945. … Read More


1955 42 Years Old Meurisse's most famous role was that of Michel Delasalle in Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 thriller Les Diaboliques, with Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot. … Read More


1969 56 Years Old The 1969 film L'Armée des ombres, in which Meurisse had a leading role, was released on DVD, under the title Army of Shadows, in the UK and US in 2006, to critical acclaim. … Read More


1979 66 Years Old Meurisse was taken ill following a performance at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris, and died on 19 January 1979 of an asthma-related heart attack, aged 66.
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