Aubry, Cecile b. August 3, 1928 d. July 19, 2010 Actress, Author. She followed a brief career as a silver screen sex kitten with success as a writer of children's stories. Born Anne-Jose Madeleine Henriette Benard, she initially performed as a dancer and became an overnight star as the title lead of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1949 "Manon" which won the Lion d'or at the Venice Film Festival. Signed by Fox she soon found herself on the cover of "Life" and in the pages of numerous European movie magazines while starring in "The Black Rose" (1950)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Aumont, Jean-Pierre b. January 5, 1911 d. January 30, 2001 Actor. His seven-decade career included television, theatre, and motion pictures. Highlights include "Lili" with Leslie Caron, Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," and the 1998 television miniseries "The Count of Monte Cristo." He also wrote several books, including novels and an autobiography. He was married to actress Maria Montez, who acted with him in "Atlantis." Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 22, #3
Aumont, Tina b. February 14, 1946 d. October 28, 2006 Actress. Born Maria Christina Aumont into a family of French-Jewish and Dominican descent, her father was actor Jean-Pierre Aumont, her mother was actress Maria Montez. Her mother died when Tina was five years old. She spent much of her childhood with various relatives and after her father married actress Marisa Pavan, Tina was sent to live in a Swiss boarding school. In 1963 at the age of seventeen, she married French actor Christian Marquand (19 years her senior) and divorced him four years...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Pulmonary embolism Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Auric, Georges b. February 15, 1899 d. July 23, 1983 Composer. He was a member of "Les Six", a group of irreverent Parisian musicians who rebelled against Romanticism and Impressionism in the years after World War I. Today he is best remembered as one of France's ablest creators of film music. Auric was born in Lodeve, southern France, and raised in Montpellier, where he began music studies. Between 1913 and 1916 he attended the Paris Conservatory and studied composition with Vincent d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum, gaining a reputation as...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Bakhtiar, Shapour b. June 26, 1914 d. August 6, 1991 Prime Minister, Leader. Son of Mohammad Reza and Naz-Baygom and born in the Bakhtiari region of Iran. His maternal grandfather, Najaf-Gholi Samsam ol-Saltaneh, was appointed prime minister twice: in 1912 and 1918. Shapour's mother died when he was seven years old. His father was executed by Reza Shah in 1934 while Shapour was studying in Paris. He returned to Iran and remained there for two years, he then left for France in 1936, where he earned degrees in political science, philosophy and law...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Assassinated in his home. Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 8.
Balzac, Honore de b. May 30, 1799 d. August 18, 1850 Author. He is considered the founder of the realistic school of French Literature. Balzac was the first great writer to explore the influence of environment on human beings, and to reveal the complex bonds that tie man to society. His fame rests on "The Human Comedy", a series of nearly 100 novels and novellas. Together they form an epic panorama of French life between the 1789 and 1830 Revolutions. "The Human Comedy" has over 2000 characters, many of whom appear in two or more books...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 48, #1
Barat, Saint. Madeleine Sophie b. December 12, 1779 d. May 25, 1865 Religious Figure, Saint. Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Born to a family of means, Sophie's older brother Louis attended Collège Saint-Jacques and took the time to educate his young sibling who proved to outscore him when he administered to her, the same examinations taken by him. Louis wanted to become a Catholic priest so he went to Paris to pursue his calling. Because of his young age at the time, he was ordained a deacon but returned to Joigny to await his maturation to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Gary Urbanowicz) Church of St. Francois Xavier, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Barney, Natalie Clifford b. October 31, 1876 d. April 24, 1972 Poet, Memoirist and Epigrammatist. Her father, Albert Clifford Barney, inherited a railroad fortune, which allowed Natalie to move in the highest social and diplomatic circles. High society and its rigid protocal bored her so she was eager to pursue her own adventures. As a child, she had visited Europe many times, and when she was twenty-four she settled permanently in Paris. Her life and literary salon that she held fifty years in Paris was the epicenter of lesbian genius and talent in the...[Read More] (Bio by: AlongSide) Cimetiere de Passy, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 9.
Barras, Paul b. June 30, 1755 d. January 29, 1829 French Politician. He was the main executive leader of the French Directory, the government that ruled France from November 1795 until it was disbanded by Napoleon Bonaparte in November 1799. Born Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras, he came from a noble family. At age 16 he entered the military regiment of Languedoc as a "gentleman cadet" and in 1776, he embarked for French India. He was involved in the defense of Pondicherry during the Second Anglo-Mysore War, a siege which ended in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 28, #11