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Death at 96 of actor Louis Velle, one of the deans of French cinema


The actor, one of whose great successes was the soap opera La Demoiselle d'Avignon in 1972, with Marthe Kellerqui, has done theatre, series for television and acted in the cinema.

Louis Velle, a young star of the 60s and 70s who starred in and co-wrote many successful television soap operas (

La Demoiselle d'Avignon

) with his wife Frédérique Hébrard, died Thursday at the age of 96, his family announced on Friday. AFP.

He "died at home, surrounded by his family, on February 2, 2023," said his daughter Catherine in a press release sent to AFP.

The actor who made theater, series for television and acted in the cinema was one of the deans of French cinema.

Born in 1926 in Paris, Louis Velle started his career as an actor very early.

It was at the conservatory that he met his future wife, with whom he would live for more than 70 years.

After making his film debut in the 1950s (

I had 7 girls

, with Maurice Chevalier,

Le coin calme

with Dany Robin), he began writing for the small screen alongside his wife, a novelist.

One of their great successes was

La Demoiselle d'Avignon

(1972), with Marthe Keller, a soap opera which told in six episodes the loves of a mysterious princess from the North and a diplomat, as well as

Le Mari de l'Ambassadeur

(1990) or

Le Château des Oliviers

(1993) with Brigitte Fossey...

Widely present in the theatre, where he has created and acted in more than 25 plays, he has also taken part in the program

Au théâtre ce soir


He also wrote for the theater as well as, in particular, a novel entitled

Ma petite femme

which earned him the Alphonse Allais humor prize in 1954.

Source: lefigaro

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