Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who was a three-time singles French Open champion and a two-time Wimbledon and US Open winner.
He grew up playing tennis in Paris, France.
He won a Wimbledon doubles title in 1925.
He married golfer Simone de la Chaume, and their daughter Catherine Lacoste also became a pro golfer.
He developed a line of tennis shirts, which many people have worn, including actress Audrey Hepburn.