Marcel Pagnol

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Birthday
25, 1895
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 18, 1974 (79)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1895
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 18, 1974 (79)

About

French playwright, novelist, and filmmaker who wrote Marius, Jean de Florette, and Manon des sources. He is known for excelling in every genre.

Before Fame

To the amazement of his father, he was able to read at a young age, but his mother was worried that he would be overloaded and did not let him read until age 6.

Trivia

He won Best foreign film for HARVEST from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Family Life

Married his first wife, Simone Collin, in 1916. They separated 10 years later.

Associated With

He was the first filmmaker nominated for the French Academy. Michel Legrand was a French composer and won his first academy award for The Thomas Crown Affair.

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