CHARLES AZNAVOUR (1924 – 2018)


Charles Aznavour born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes.  For 70 years now that the singer has sung and had not plan on slowing down nor retiring. Aznavour was one of France’s most popular and enduring singers he was our Frank Sinatra. He sold 180 million records He was also arguably the most famous Armenian of his time. Aznavour sang for presidents, popes and royalty, as well as at humanitarian events. On 24 August 2017, Aznavour was awarded the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, how cool is that.. Later that year he and his sister were awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Award for sheltering Jews during World War II, yes just last year they should got it a long time ago. he also appear in well over 80 films. And I was going to one of his concert, unfortunately no such luck.


DANIELLE DARIEUX (1917 – 2017)


The actress Danielle Darrieux died, at the age of 100 years. She started in the cinema at age 14 in 1931 just when the movie had sound. She was born in Bordeaux in the Gironde department. Her last film was in 2010. She aged gracefully as a woman could have and did not look her age.

Among these 110 titles are masterpieces (Madame de …, by Max Ophüls or L’Affaire Cicéron by Joseph L. Mankiewicz), great entertainments (Premier rendez-vous, Henri Decoin or Eight Women , by François Ozon), films by forgotten  artisans (René Guissart, Henry Koster, Duilio Coletti) and others directed by successive generations of authors, from Ophüls to Anne Fontaine, to Sacha Guitry, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, André Téchiné, Benoît Jacquot and Paul Vecchiali. She leaves an astonishing body of work here closed to 110 film and she has done theatre as well 39 plays. She was directed by the best of them and has played along side by the best of them like Cathrine Deneuve.

She joined the Circle of Centennial actresses on May 1, 2017, joining Renée Simonot (mother of Catherine Deneuve, born in 1911), Gisèle Casadesus (born in 1914) and Olivia de Havilland (born in 1916). Blind, a little diminished but healthy, the actress dies on October 17, 2017 at her home of the Bois-le-Roi (Eure), at the age of 100 years.

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JEAN ROCHEFORT (1930 – 2017)

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The famous actor Jean Rochefort with his famous moustache and the gentleman that he was has passed away Sunday at the hospital in Paris. Let me tell you this story my Mom who is in the real estate business has sold an apartment years ago to Jean Rochefort by the museum D’Orsay . He was a gentleman as she was telling me , but also funny as well as flamboyant, he would always wearing bright colour clothes, and bright colour tennis shoes, in an other word he was full life. He was the nicest client beside Jean-Paul Belmondo.


He was for a long time fan and practicing Equitation, as he loved riding horses.  At the age of 40 he stated his career as an actor, and bingo he was known all over Europe in no time. I was shy and a loner he said one time in an interview. Jean Rochefort attends the Conservatoire where he will have  Philippe Noiret, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Annie Girardot as classmates.  He was drafted by the company Grenier-Hussenot. He was one of the most popular actor in France. Jean has left some 150 films that you can enjoy, some of them was cult films. His daughter Clémence announced the news today. I just heard it on the radio in my car as I was coming back my country house.  RIP Jean and have fun where ever you are.


MIREILLE D’ARC (1938 – 2017)


Mireille D’arc in 1969

Here is an other one who left us she just got buried today at St Suplice church this morning where at least Thousand of people said goodbye to the most beautiful actress who turned out to great at her job but was of the most generous people you will ever know.  The actress soon octogenarian is hospitalized in Paris since September 19 because of serious health problems. Her husband, Pascal Deprez, wanted to be reassuring. but I think deep down he knew it was going to be over.

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She left a body of work of 50 film plus documentary, the started to do documentary back in the 90’s I have to check that out subject from prostitution, organ transplants, cancer, prostitution or, more recently, in 2015, homeless women. The most famous film she was in were:

Les Barbouzes
La Grande Sauterelle
Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire
Le Retour du Grand Blond
Les Seins de glace

I am on it. Mireille Darc was born on May 15, 1938 in Toulon, Var, France as Mireille Aigroz. She was an actress and director, known for Week End (1967), Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire (1972) and Galia (1966). She was married to Pascal Desprez. There an other one who left us unfortunately RIP Mireille. She was still a beautiful woman till the end, they don’t make those anymore.

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JEANNE MOREAU (1928 – 2017)

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RIP Jeanne Moreau who got the nickname the French Betty Davis. She has passed away of natural cause at age 89. She has left a legacy of films behind her. i just learn about her passing today. She was a singer, director, and actress. The actress with the sensual beauty and the inimitable serious voice, which has fascinated the greatest directors during a career of 65 years, was found dead in his Parisian home, specified Jeanne d’Hauteserre, Mayor of the 8th arrondissement. She was found by her maid early Monday morning, according to sources. Born January 23, 1928 in Paris of a restorer father and a dancer English mother, the unforgettable interpreter of the song Tourbillon in Jules and Jim, by François Truffaut, has shot in more than 130 films.

The world of culture also paid tribute to him. Brigitte Bardot greeted the “unusual personality” of the actress, with whom she had shared the poster in Viva Maria in 1965. “I have a lot of grief. Jeanne was above all a beautiful, intelligent, seductive woman, with a voice and an unusual personality, which made her a multi-faceted actress, “she said in a statement. She accumulated awards left and right and what a talented actress she was. It willl not be the same without her.