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Victor Francen

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Years active  1921-1966
Name  Victor Francen

Role  Actor
Spouse  Mary Marquet
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Full Name  Victor Franssens
Born  5 August 1888 (1888-08-05) Tienen, Belgium
Died  November 18, 1977, Saint-Cannat, France
Movies  The End of the Day, J'accuse!, The Beast with Five Fingers, Hell and High Water, End of the World
Similar People  Abel Gance, Robert Florey, Marcel L'Herbier, Julien Duvivier, Paul Czinner

Victor Francen (5 August 1888 – 18 November 1977), born Victor Franssens, was a Belgian-born actor with a long career in French cinema and in Hollywood.

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Biography

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Francen was born in Tienen, the son of a chief of police.

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According to Russian sources, he attended opera classes in Odessa before 1914. Was already well known in Russian empire before 1914. Postcards with his portraits were printed and sold.

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He worked in trade in Belgium before settling in Paris where he trained in dramatic art under Paul Mounet. His stage career in the 1920s included appearances in plays by Henri Bernstein, Georges Bataille and Edmond Rostand which took him all over the world. After three appearances in silent films, he played the Prophet in Abel Gance's film La Fin du monde (The End of the World) (1931) and established his career as a leading man in French films.

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In 1940, he was introduced to American films by Charles Boyer and appeared in Hold Back the Dawn (1941), The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942), Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942), Tales of Manhattan (1942), Mission to Moscow (1943), Madame Curie (1943), The Desert Song (1943), In Our Time (1944), Passage to Marseille (1944), The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), The Conspirators (1944), Confidential Agent (1945), San Antonio (1945), Devotion (1946), Night and Day (1946), The Beast with Five Fingers (1946), The Beginning or the End (1947), To the Victor (1948), Hell and High Water (1954).

He was married three times, his last marriage to the actress Mary Marquet. He died in Saint-Cannat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

References

Victor Francen Wikipedia


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