Fernandel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



French actor and singer

Date of Birth: 08-May-1903

Place of Birth: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1971

Profession: singer, comedian, stage actor, film director, director, television actor, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Fernandel

  • Fernand Joseph DĂ©sirĂ© Contandin (8 May 1903 – 26 February 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer.
  • Born in Marseille, France, to DĂ©sirĂ©e Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin.
  • He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues.
  • His stage name originated from his marriage to Henriette Manse, the sister of his best friend and frequent cinematic collaborator Jean Manse.
  • So attentive was he to his wife that his mother-in-law amusingly referred to him as Fernand d'elle ("Fernand of her").

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