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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Louis Jourdan (1921–2015)

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Louis Jourdan, who co-starred with Joan Fontaine in two pictures: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1947) and Decameron Nights (1953).

Read more about Letter from an Unknown Woman here.

To modern audiences he is best known for playing a villain in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) but many others best remember his earlier films such as Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Can-Can (1960), and the Oscar winning Best Picture Gigi (1958).

He never won an Oscar, but in Gigi he performed the song that went on to win an Oscar for Best Song "Gigi". Revisit that wonderful scene from the movie here:


Rest in peace, Gaston.


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