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.