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Jean Richard

Jean Richard (1921-2001) was a famous French actor. He was born in the town of Bessines, France and began his career as a caricaturist before acting in comedy films. Although he played a part in more than 80 movies, it was his TV role as Maigret that made him famous. He portrayed the famous inspector character from Georges Simenon's novels for over 20 years. He also created the well-known Jean Richard Circus. He died due to complications from cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Jean Richard Facts

BirthdayApril 18, 1921
BirthplaceBessines, France
Date of deathDecember 12, 2001 (age 80)

Selected Filmography

Mission: Impossible
Runaway Bride
9:00 A.M.
Gung Ho
Island in the Sky
A Bronx Tale
The Bone Collector
The Robe
Robe, The
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