September 13, 1944 (
June 2, 2005, Caen, France
Michele Morgan, William Marshall
Sarah Marshall, Samantha Marshall
La Grande Vadrouille, La Morte Vivante, Moonraker, The Sweet Sins of Sexy Sus, The Two Orphans
Michael Marshall (September 13, 1944 – June 2, 2005) was a French American actor.
Early life and career
Marshall was born in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital in Hollywood on September 13, 1944. When his parents divorced, his father made sure that he received an American education. He began studying law, but dreamed of becoming an actor. He later joined his mother in Paris. Marshall began to take drama classes from Raymond Griard and later directed his first film, Potato, in France under the direction of Robert Thomas, adapted from the play's eponymous Marcel Achard. He had already appeared in two films from overseas, the first was directed by his father, and the second by Vincente Minnelli. Gérard Oury, Marshall's step-father, offered him a role of a young Canadian airman in La Grande Vadrouille, as a doctor in Le Coup du parapluie. Marshall had a long, low-key career as a character actor in French cinema. On stage he starred in Croque-monsieur, Le Vallon, and Point de feu sans fumée. Marshall has also appeared in several television series.
Personal life and death
He was the only child of American actor-director William Marshall and French actress Michèle Morgan. He was the stepson of Gérard Oury and the half-brother of Tonie Marshall. He was the father of six children.
He died in Caen, France, aged 60; he was survived by his mother.