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Death of Edward Meeks, the unforgettable accomplice of Yves Rénier in The Globe-trotters


The American actor died on July 2 at the age of 90. This comedian, as gifted as he is sympathetic, has starred in historical films such as The Longest Day and The Sicilian Clan. For television, he was from 1966 to 1968, the co-hero of the cult soap opera Les Globe-trotters.

American actor Edward Meeks, hero of the television soap opera

Les Globe-Trotters

alongside Yves Rénier, died Saturday morning in the Paris region at the age of 90, AFP learned from his family.

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The Globe-trotters

before Commissioner Moulin

Born on September 27, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Edward Meeks had lived in France since the 1950s. He had spent his entire career there, until becoming a figure in cinema and television.

In 1972, he married the novelist Jacqueline Monsigny, author of historical romantic frescoes and biographies, and in particular of

La Belle de Louisiane


Read alsoDeath of the novelist Jacqueline Monsigny

Stuntman in

The Longest Day

After beginning his career as a stuntman in

Le Jour le plus long

, released in 1961, he played the captain of a hijacked plane in

Le Clan des Siciliens

by Henri Verneuil (1969) and appeared in a total of twenty films, from the policeman

Maigret sees red

(1963) to

Châteauroux District


With his fairness and his American accent, he was above all the star of the very popular soap opera

Les Globe-Trotters

(1966), alongside Yves Rénier, a duo of journalist-adventurers who went around the world.

He was also part of the cast in 1982 of the unreleased short film


with the Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly and was on stage in the 70s. Widower since 2017 of the novelist Jacqueline Monsigny, married in 1972, he had co-authored several souvenir books from the 2000s.

Source: lefigaro

All life articles on 2022-07-02

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