Louis Jourdan Biography (1920-)

Born Louis Gendre, June 19, 1920 (some sources say 1919 or 1921), in Marseilles, France; came to the United States in 1946; son of Henri and Yvonne (Jourdan) Gendre; married Berthe Frederique, March 11, 1946 (marriage ended); married Micheline Preale; children: Louis Henry. Addresses: AGENT--c/o International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Birth Details
June 19, 1920
Marseilles, France

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Michel, The Immoralist, Royale Theatre, 1954.
  • Sourab Kayam, Tonight in Samarkand, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Dr. Mark Bruckner, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Colonial Theatre,Boston, MA, 1965.
  • Moricet, 13 Rue de l'Amour, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1978.
  • Also appeared in Private Lives, Arlington Park Theatre, Arlington Heights, IL, 1973; and in stage productions in Paris, France, prior to coming to theU.S.
  • FILM DEBUT--Le Corsaire, 1940.
  • Pierre, Her First Affair, Distinguished, 1947.
  • Andre Latour, The Paradine Case, Selznick Pictures/United Artists, 1948.
  • Stefan Brand, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Universal, 1948.
  • Ottavio Quaglini, No Minor Vices, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1948.
  • Rodolphe Boulanger, Madame Bovary, MGM, 1949.
  • Andre Laurence, Bird of Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Captain Pierre Francois La Rochelle, Anne of the Indies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Uncle Desmond, The Happy Time, Columbia, 1952.
  • Bocaccio, Paganino, Guilo, and Bertrado, Decameron Nights, RKO, 1953.
  • Prince Dino Di Cessi, Three Coins in the Fountain, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1954.
  • Dr. Nicholas Agi, The Swan, MGM, 1956.
  • Lyle Benton, Julie, MGM, 1956.
  • Michel, The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful, Ellis-Lax, 1958.
  • Duc de Beauvais, Dangerous Exile, Rank, 1958.
  • Gaston Lachaille, Gigi, MGM, 1958.
  • David Savage, The Best of Everything, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
  • Philippe Forestier, Can-Can, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Paul, Leviathan, Valois, 1961.
  • Edmond Dantes, The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (also known as TheCount of Monte Cristo and The Story of Monte Cristo), Warner Brothers, 1962.
  • title role, Mathias Sandorf, Union General Cinematographique, 1963.
  • Marc Champselle, The VIPs, MGM, 1963.
  • Tom, Disorder, Pathe, 1964.
  • Marc Fontaine, Made in Paris, MGM, 1966.
  • Henri, A Flea in Her Ear, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Cardinal Acquaviva, Young Rebel, American International/Commonwealth United, 1969.
  • Charles Beaulieu, To Commit a Murder (also known as Peau d'espion), Cinerama, 1970.
  • De Villefort, The Count of Monte Cristo, ITC, 1976.
  • Prince di Siracusa, Silver Bears, Columbia, 1978.
  • Peter Stirling, Double Deal, Samuel Goldwyn, 1981.
  • Arcane, Swamp Thing, Embassy, 1982.
  • Kamal, Octopussy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.
  • Also appeared in Escapade, DCA, 1957; Streets of Montmartre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960; and in Premier rendez-vous l'Arlesienne, Monsieur la souris,Pie de boheme, La Belle, Felicie nanteuil, and Adventure.
  • Inspector Beaumont, Paris Precinct, syndicated, 1954-55.
  • host, Romance Theatre, syndicated, 1982.
  • MINI-SERIES Captain Charles Girodt, The French Atlantic Affair, ABC, 1979.
  • title role, Dracula, PBS, 1978.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Count Lupo-Tietro, "The Man Who Beat Lupo," Ford Theatre, ABC, 1957.
  • Also The FBI, ABC; Name of the Game, NBC; Bob Hope Presents, NBC; The Greatest Show, ABC; Hollywood Palace, ABC; Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC; What's My Line?, CBS; Showcase, NBC; Jericho, CBS; The Invaders, ABC; Charlie's Angels, ABC.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Richard Stuart, Run a Crooked Mile, NBC, 1969.
  • David Sorell, Fear No Evil, NBC, 1969.
  • David Sorell, Ritual of Evil, NBC, 1970.
  • Ralph Dupree, The Great American Beauty Contest, ABC, 1973.
  • DeVillefort, The Count of Monte Cristo, NBC, 1975.
  • D'Artagnan, The Man in the Iron Mask, NBC, 1977.
  • Baron Pierre de Courbertin, The First Olympics--Athens 1896, NBC, 1984.
  • Douglas Corbin, Beverly Hills Madam, NBC, 1986.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Salute to Lady Liberty, CBS, 1984.
  • Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1985.
  • Regular, Connie Boswell Presents, NBC, 1944.

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