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Full Name
  
Jean Poire

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Jean Poiret

Known for
  
La Cage Aux Folles

Cause of death
  
Heart attack


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Born
  
August 17, 1926 (
1926-08-17
)
Paris, France

Died
  
March 14, 1992, Suresnes, France

Plays
  
La Cage aux Folles, Joyeuses Paques

Movies
  
La Cage aux Folles, Inspecteur Lavardin, The Last Metro, Chicken with Vinegar, The Birdcage

Jean Poiret et Michel Serrault "On voulait faire un enfant" | Archive INA


Jean Poiret, born Jean Poiré, (17 August 1926 in Paris – 14 March 1992) was a French actor, director, and screenwriter. He is primarily known as the author of the original play La Cage Aux Folles.

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Early career

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Poiret first rose to prominence in 1951 playing the role of Fred Transport, one of the heroes of Pierre Dac and Francis Blanche's radio series Malheur aux Barbus. In 1952, he met his future co-star of La Cage Michel Serrault at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre. Together, they starred in the sketch Jerry Scott, Vedette Internationale

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In 1961, Poiret, as a member of the French cinematic society Pathé, wrote and recorded La Vache à Mille Francs, a parody of La Valse à Mille Temps by Jacques Brel.

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In 1973, he married actress Caroline Cellier, with whom he had one child.

La Cage aux Folles

In 1973, Poiret wrote and starred in the stage play La Cage aux Folles. Its film adaptation in 1978 eventually brought Poiret immense success. Although Poiret was replaced by Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi in the role of Renato Baldi, Serrault reprised his stage-role of Zaza Napoli and won a César Award for his work.

Later career

In 1992, Poiret directed his first and only film, Le Zèbre (The Zebra). This adaptation of Alexandre Jardin's novel starred Thierry Lhermitte and Mme. Poiret, Caroline Cellier.

Unfortunately, Poiret died of a heart attack in Paris on 14 March 1992, three months before the film's premiere. He is buried at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.

Filmography

Actor
2007
Myster Mocky présente (TV Series short) as
M. Hubert
- La méthode Barnol (2007) - M. Hubert
1992
Sup de fric as
Cyril Dujardin
1992
Rumeurs (TV Movie) as
Alain
1991
Sisi und der Kaiserkuß as
Herzog Max in Bayern
1990
L'Élégant Criminel as
Allard
1988
Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin (TV Series) as
Inspecteur Jean Lavardin / Jean Lavardin / L'inspecteur Jean Lavardin
- Le château du pendu (1989) - Jean Lavardin
- Maux croisés (1989) - Inspecteur Jean Lavardin
- Le diable en ville (1989) - Inspecteur Jean Lavardin
- L'escargot noir (1988) - L'inspecteur Jean Lavardin
1988
La petite amie as
Martin Morel
1988
Les clients (TV Movie) as
Grégoire
1988
Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale as
Octave Leroy
1988
Corentin, ou Les infortunes conjugales as
L'exorciste
1988
Les saisons du plaisir as
Bernard Germain
1987
Le miraculé as
Papu
1986
I Hate Actors as
Orlando Higgins
1986
Inspector Lavardin as
Inspecteur Jean Lavardin
1985
Liberté, égalité, choucroute as
Le Calife
1985
Cop Au Vin as
Inspecteur Jean Lavardin
1984
La 7ème cible as
Jean Michelis
1982
Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt! as
Andre Joeuf
1980
The Last Metro as
Jean-Loup Cottins
1979
L'hôtel du libre-échange (TV Movie) as
Pinglet
1979
La gueule de l'autre as
Jean-Louis Constant
1979
Emmenez-moi au théâtre: Le canard à l'orange (TV Movie) as
Hugh Preston
1974
Le ciel de lit (TV Movie) as
Michel
1972
Aujourd'hui à Paris (TV Movie)
1971
Qu'est-ce qui fait courir les crocodiles? as
Gontran
1970
Le mur de l'Atlantique as
Armand
1970
Ces messieurs de la gâchette as
Bernard Le Gall
1969
Trois hommes sur un cheval as
Freddy
1969
Aux frais de la princesse as
Santos
1967
Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) as
Albino / Le jeune homme
- La coquine (1968) - Albino
- Pour avoir Adrienne (1967) - Le jeune homme
1968
La grande lessive (!) as
Jean-Michel Lavalette
1968
Ces messieurs de la famille as
Bernard Le Gall
1967
La parisienne (TV Movie) as
Lafont
1967
Le grand bidule as
Verdier
1966
Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series) as
Monsieur Renard
- Le Corbeau et le renard (1966) - Monsieur Renard
1966
Palpitations (TV Movie) as
Christian Mayet
1966
Your Money or Your Life as
Lucien Pélépan
1966
Boulevard des faits divers: 65-66 (TV Movie)
1965
Le petit monstre as
The Godfather
1965
La tête du client as
Philippe / Monsieur Paul
1965
La bonne occase as
Grégoire
1965
Les baratineurs as
André
1964
Les femmes savantes (TV Movie) as
Trissotin
1964
The Big Scare as
Loupiac, un gendarme
1964
Jaloux comme un tigre as
Le docteur Raymond
1964
Les durs à cuire ou Comment supprimer son prochain sans perdre l'appétit as
Louis
1963
La revue des feuilletons (TV Series short) as
Monsieur Rondin, sous-directeur des feuilletons
- L'art et la manière de faire des feuilletons à la télévision (1963) - Monsieur Rondin, sous-directeur des feuilletons
1963
La foire aux cancres (Chronique d'une année scolaire) as
Collin
1963
Teuf-teuf (TV Movie)
1963
Treize contes de Maupassant (TV Mini Series)
- Les Deux amis (1963)
1963
Un drôle de paroissien as
Raoul
1963
Les vierges as
Le banquier Marchaix
1962
Three Fables of Love as
Renard (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
1962
Comment réussir en amour as
Bernard Monod
1962
C'est pas moi, c'est l'autre as
Jean Duroc
1962
La gamberge as
Vieux
1962
Tales of Paris as
Jean-Pierre Leroy (segment "Antonia")
1961
Auguste as
Georges Flower
1961
Ma femme est une panthère as
Psychiatrist
1961
On purge bébé (TV Movie) as
Bastien Follavoine
1960
Candide or The Optimism in the 20th Century as
Le premier policier / Policeman
1960
Love and the Frenchwoman as
Michel's lawyer (segment "Divorce, Le")
1959
La malle volante (Short)
1959
L'anglais tel qu'on le parle (TV Movie) as
L'interprète
1959
Vous n'avez rien à déclarer? as
Robert de Trivelin
1959
Messieurs les ronds de cuir as
René Lahrier
1958
La clé des champs (TV Series) as
L'organisateur du gala
- Episode dated 22 June 1959 (1959)
- Episode dated 27 April 1959 (1959)
- Les secrets des coulisses (1959) - L'organisateur du gala
- Episode dated 27 October 1958 (1958)
1959
Oh! Qué mambo as
L'inspecteur Sapin
1959
Nina as
Adolphe Tessier
1958
Clara et les méchants as
Chantuer - un gangster
1957
Ça aussi c'est Paris (Short) as
Reporter
1957
Le naïf aux 40 enfants as
Maître Bardine
1957
Adorables démons as
Julien Willis Junior
1957
L'habit vert (TV Movie)
1956
La terreur des dames as
Un gendarme
1956
Lovers and Thieves as
Philippe d'Artois
1956
La vie est belle as
Maracas Player
1956
Mon bébé (TV Movie) as
William Harrisson
1956
Naughty Girl as
First Inspector
1956
Les gaîtés de l'escadron (TV Movie)
1954
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'est (TV Movie) as
Charlles-Auguste
1953
The Three Musketeers (as J. Poiret)
1953
Le gang des pianos à bretelles as
Le présentateur de 'La nuit brune' (uncredited)
Writer
2011
La cage aux folles (TV Movie) (play)
2008
Tailleur pour dames (TV Movie) (adaptation)
1996
The Birdcage (earlier screenplay) / (play "La Cage Aux Folles")
1995
To klouvi me tous... trelous (TV Movie) (play "La Cage Aux Folles")
1993
Tailleur pour dames (TV Movie) (adaptation)
1992
Rumeurs (TV Movie) (French adaptation)
1992
Le zèbre (adaptation) / (scenario and dialogue)
1991
Trois partout (TV Movie) (adaptation)
1989
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi (TV Special) (adaptation)
1988
Les clients (TV Movie) (play)
1987
Tailleur pour dames (TV Movie) (adaptation)
1985
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (characters)
1984
Happy Easter (adaptation and dialogue) / (play - uncredited)
1983
Frohe Ostern (TV Movie) (play "Joyeuses Pâques")
1980
La Cage aux Folles II (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
1979
La gueule de l'autre (writer)
1979
Féfé de Broadway (TV Movie) (play)
1978
La Cage aux Folles (according to the work of) / (adaptation to the screen)
1965
La bonne occase (dialogue)
1963
La revue des feuilletons (TV Series short) (1 episode)
- L'art et la manière de faire des feuilletons à la télévision (1963)
1959
La clé des champs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les secrets des coulisses (1959) - (writer)
Director
1992
Le zèbre
Producer
1979
La gueule de l'autre (producer)
Soundtrack
1965
La tête du client (performer: "A la Tête du Client")
Thanks
2008
Tailleur pour dames (TV Movie) (dedicatee)
Self
1988
Sacrée soirée (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 15 May 1991 (1991) - Self
- Episode dated 9 January 1991 (1991) - Self
- Episode dated 3 October 1990 (1990) - Self
- Episode dated 13 December 1989 (1989) - Self
- Episode dated 2 November 1988 (1988) - Self
1989
L'oeil en coulisses (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 31 March 1991 (1991) - Self
- Episode dated 12 June 1989 (1989) - Self
1991
Stars 90 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.13 (1991) - Self
- Episode #1.12 (1991) - Self
1990
Tous à la une (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 December 1990 (1990) - Self
1982
Champs-Elysées (TV Series) as
Self
1988
La nuit des Molières (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- 3ème nuit des Molières (1989) - Self
- La 2ème nuit des Molières (1988) - Self
1989
Le divan (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Jean Poiret (1989) - Self
1989
Avis de recherche (TV Series) as
Self - Main Guest
- Episode dated 10 February 1989 (1989) - Self - Main Guest
- Episode dated 9 February 1989 (1989) - Self - Main Guest
- Episode dated 8 February 1989 (1989) - Self - Main Guest
- Episode dated 7 February 1989 (1989) - Self - Main Guest
- Episode dated 6 February 1989 (1989) - Self - Main Guest
1988
Embarquement immédiat (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 11 September 1988 (1988) - Self
1987
Poiret c'est fou (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1987
Profession comique (TV Series) as
Self
- Jean Poiret (1987) - Self
1986
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 5 June 1987 (1987) - Self
- Episode dated 20 November 1986 (1986) - Self
- Episode dated 7 January 1986 (1986) - Self
1982
Mardi cinéma (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 December 1986 (1986) - Self
- Episode dated 9 September 1986 (1986) - Self
- Episode dated 23 April 1985 (1985) - Self
- Episode dated 26 October 1982 (1982) - Self
1986
Aujourd'hui la vie (TV Series) as
Self
- A voir: Jean Poiret (1986) - Self
1986
Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Mocky toujours (1986) - Self
1980
Antenne 2 Midi (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 March 1986 (1986) - Self
- Episode dated 10 April 1985 (1985) - Self
- Episode dated 5 June 1980 (1980) - Self
- Episode dated 8 January 1980 (1980) - Self
1985
Plaisir du théâtre (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 27 May 1985 (1985) - Self
1978
Spécial cinéma (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 May 1985 (1985) - Self
- Episode dated 22 November 1978 (1978) - Self
1979
La nuit des Césars (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Presenter / Self - Co-Host
- 10ème nuit des Césars (1985) - Self - Presenter
- 4ème nuit des Césars (1979) - Self - Co-Host
1982
S'il vous plaît (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 October 1982 (1982) - Self
1982
Formule 1 (TV Series) as
Self
- Formule un plus un: Michel Sardou (1982) - Self
1980
Stars (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.7 (1981) - Self
- Episode #1.2 (1980) - Self
1981
L'invité du jeudi (TV Series) as
Self - Main Guest
- Jean Poiret (1981) - Self - Main Guest
1980
Les nouveaux rendez-vous (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 26 April 1981 (1981) - Self
- Episode dated 7 December 1980 (1980) - Self
1980
Passez donc me voir (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 16 September 1980 (1980) - Self
1969
Monsieur Cinéma (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 June 1980 (1980) - Self
- Episode dated 14 April 1969 (1969) - Self
1979
Palmarès (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 31 December 1979 (1979) - Self
1979
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 December 1979 (1979) - Self
1978
Sur la sellette (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 October 1978 (1978) - Self
1977
Le dessus du panier (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 22 October 1977 (1977) - Self
1976
Système 2 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 June 1976 (1976) - Self
1976
Numéro un (TV Series) as
Self
- Les grands enfants (1976) - Self
1975
Poiret est à vous (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1975
Le théâtre de Tristan Bernard (TV Movie) as
Self / En personne (témoignage) (segment "Entracte, L'")
1975
Péplum (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 4 October 1975 (1975) - Self
1973
Midi Trente (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 September 1974 (1974) - Self
- Episode dated 15 September 1973 (1973) - Self
1973
La vie du bon côté (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 16 April 1973 (1973) - Self
1973
Cadet Rousselle (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 25 January 1973 (1973) - Self
1973
Sport en fête (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 January 1973 (1973) - Self
1972
Le grand échiquier (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.6 (1972) - Self
1971
Poiret & Serrault (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Episode dated 22 March 1971 (1971) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 15 March 1971 (1971) - Self - Host
1970
Samedi et compagnie (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 November 1970 (1970) - Self
1966
Les grands enfants (TV Series) as
Self
1970
Discorama (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 August 1970 (1970) - Self
1955
La joie de vivre (TV Series) as
Self
- Pierre Tchernia (1970) - Self
- Guy Lafarge (1955) - Self
1969
Gala de l'union (TV Series) as
Self
- 36ème gala de l'union des artistes (1969) - Self
1969
Sacha show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 8 January 1969 (1969) - Self
1968
L'invité du dimanche (TV Series) as
Self
- Robert Dhéry avec Colette Brosset (1968) - Self
1968
La grande farandole (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 November 1968 (1968) - Self
1968
Télé dimanche (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Episode dated 22 September 1968 (1968) - Self - Host
1964
La caméra invisible (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Episode dated 26 December 1966 (1966) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 28 April 1966 (1966) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 24 March 1966 (1966) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 10 February 1966 (1966) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 18 November 1965 (1965) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 25 March 1965 (1965) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 19 January 1965 (1965) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 15 December 1964 (1964) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 14 November 1964 (1964) - Self - Host
- Episode dated 30 April 1964 (1964) - Self - Host
1966
Le palmarès des chansons (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 November 1966 (1966) - Self
1965
Entrez dans la ronde (TV Movie) as
Self
1965
Grand écran (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Peter Ustinov, Yves Robert (1965) - Self
1963
Cinq colonnes à la une (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Comparatif des appartements de Jean Poiret et Michel Serrault (1963) - Self
1962
Les échos du cinéma (TV Series short) as
Self
- Episode #1.43 (1962) - Self
1962
Le bon numéro (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 February 1962 (1962) - Self
1961
21 rue Blanche à Paris (Documentary short) as
Self (un ancien élève du Conservatoire) (uncredited)
1961
Toute la chanson (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 October 1961 (1961) - Self
1961
École des vedettes (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Host
- Episode dated 18 September 1961 (1961) - Self
- Episode dated 13 February 1961 (1961) - Self - Host
1961
Rue de la gaîté (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 August 1961 (1961) - Self
1955
La boîte à sel (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 February 1960 (1960) - Self
- Episode dated 19 October 1958 (1958) - Self
- Episode dated 16 October 1955 (1955) - Self
1959
Télé-Paris (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 25 April 1959 (1959) - Self
1957
Les joies de la vie (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Main Guest
- Jacqueline Maillan (1959) - Self
- Jean Meyer (1958) - Self
- Jean Poiret et Michel Serrault (1957) - Self - Main Guest
1958
Cabaret du soir (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 December 1958 (1958) - Self
1958
Avec le sourire (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) - Self
1955
Trente-Six Chandelles (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Performer / Commentateur
- Maurice Chevalier (1956) - Self - Performer
- Episode dated 16 January 1956 (1956) - Self
- Episode dated 19 December 1955 (1955) - Self
- Episode dated 10 October 1955 (1955) - Self / Commentateur
1950
Brune ou blonde (Documentary short)
Archive Footage
2023
Merci Zaza - La folle histoire de la Cage aux Folles (TV Movie documentary) as
Self / Georges
2020
ORTF, ils ont inventé la télévision (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- La télé du général (2020) - Self
2020
Soixante-dix ans de duos comiques (TV Movie) as
Jean Poiret
2018
Jeanne Moreau, l'affranchie (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2018
Drôles pour toujours, Maillan, Poiret, Serrault (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2014
Les Chroniques du Mea (TV Series) as
Self
- The Birdcage/La Cage Aux Folles (2014) - Self
2013
Un jour, un destin (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Papu (in 'Le miraculé')
- Michel Serrault, la fureur de rire (2013) - Self / Papu (in 'Le miraculé')
2013
La troupe d'un soir (TV Movie) as
Self (uncredited)
2000
Vivement dimanche (TV Series) as
Self
- Spéciale 'Cage aux folles' (2009) - Self
- Pierre Mondy (2000) - Self
2007
Pour le meilleur et pour le rire: La croisière du rire (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.4 (2007) - Self
2006
Les grands du rire (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 October 2006 (2006) - Self
2004
À la recherche de la folle perdue (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1987
Sacrée soirée (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 19 March 1992 (1992) - Self
- Episode dated 16 December 1987 (1987) - Self

References

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