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Jean Desailly

23 August 1920 to 10 June 2008

One half of a celebrated French acting couple, with second wife Simone Valère, Desailly was a versatile performer who appeared in such films as Sylvie And The Ghost (1946), Jocelyn (1951), Les Grandes Familles (1958), Maigret Tend Un Piège (1958), La Mort De Belle (1961) and La Peau Douce (1964).

- Read Jean Desailly's Guardian Obituary