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Gabrielle Girard


Born in the family of the famous artist Andre Girard (1901-1968, was in particular, the famous master of propaganda posters of the French Resistance). Brother - famous French film actor and stuntman Guy Delorme. Danielle Delorme herself is a talented pianist, but cinema brought her real fame. Together with Gerard Philip, she attended acting classes at the Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Her film debut, also under the name "Daniel Girard", took place in 1942 with Mark Allegre in the film "Beautiful Adventure". Her most famous work in cinema is the title role in the 1948 film based on Colette’s novel Gesture (dir. Jacqueline Audrey, 10 years later, Leslie Caron will play the same role in the Oscar winning film Vincente Minelli). In 1979, Jacques Demy entrusts Delorme with the role of Colette herself in his film adaptation of the novel The Birth of the Day. In 1950, the great Henri-Georges Clouzot, referring to the unusual comedy genre, shot the actress in the lead role in his film about the theater “Michetta and Her Mother” (with Bourville and Louis Jouvet, based on the play de Fleur and Caiave). In addition to cinema, Delorme worked a lot and successfully on the stage - for a while she was even the director of the Comedie Comartin theater. In 1945, Delorme married actor Daniel Gelin, they had a son, Xavier. Delorme and Gelin parted in 1954 (because of his love affair with German photo model Maria Christina Schneider, who gave birth to his daughter, future actress Maria Schneider). Son Daniel Delorme Xavier Gelin, who became a famous actor, died in 1999 of cancer at the age of 45. In 1956, Daniel Delorme married director Yves Robert and took up production activities in their joint company, La Guèville, sometimes appearing on screen in the films of her husband, the famous comedian. She played the central female role (Martha, the wife of the hero Jean Rochefort) in his dilogy "And the elephants are wrong" (1976) and "We will all go to heaven" (1977). Delorme was a member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 1988. She died on October 17, 2015

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