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Elisabeth "Lydou" Lozinska Vigo
Birth: 1907
Death: Apr. 24, 1939

Wife of famed film director Jean Vigo. She was born in Lodz, Poland, the daughter of Jewish industrialist Hirsch Lozinski, and educated in Switzerland. In 1926 she met Vigo at a sanitarium in Font-Romeu, France, where both were being treated for tuberculosis; they moved together to Nice in 1928 and married on January 24, 1929. As both were semi-invalids, Lydou's father agreed to give the couple a monthly allowance and also financed Vigo's first film, the documentary "A propos de Nice" (1930). Their daughter Luce was born in 1931. Although they were urged to remain in the south of France for their health, they settled in Paris in 1932 so Vigo could more effectively pursue a career in cinema. Lydou acted as his personal assistant on the films "Zero for Conduct" (1933) and "L'Atalante" (1934). By all accounts the filmaker and his wife were intensely devoted to each other. She attempted suicide immediately after Vigo's death in October 1934 and never recovered from the loss. Several months later she wrote to a friend, "Since October 5th I have not been alive...Worrying about my child keeps me here, but can I resist for long?" In her last years she went by the name Lydou Jean Vigo and did what she could to preserve his movie legacy. She died of tuberculosis at 31. In director Julien Temple's biopic "Vigo: Passion for Life" (1998), Lydou was played by actress Romane Bohringer. 
 
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  Jean Vigo (1905 - 1934)*
 
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Burial:
Cimètiere de Bagneux
Bagneux
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Ile-de-France, France
Plot: Division 29
 
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Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014

- Pamela Howlett
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