Saturday, 28 June 2014

Jacques Bergerac R.I.P.

Jacques Bergerac died on 15 June 2014 at the age of 87. He appeared in the film Beautiful Stranger (1954) and made numerous television appearances before retiring from acting to go to work for Revlon.

Jacques Bergerac was born in  Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France on 26 May 1927. He made his film debut in Beautiful Stranger (known in the U.S. as Twist of Fate).  In the Fifties he went onto appear in such films as Marie-Antoinette reine de France (1956), Strange Intruder (1956), Les Girls (1957), Un homme se penche sur son passé (1958), Gigi (1958), Thunder in the Sun (1959), and The Hypnotic Eye (1960). He made his television debut in 1954 in an episode of Kraft Theatre. During the Fifties he appeared in such shows as The Millionaire, Playhouse 90, Climax!, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Studio One, and The Gale Storm Show.

In the Sixties Mr. Bergerac appeared in such films as Fear No More (1961), Una domenica d'estate (1962), L'ira di Achille (1962), A Global Affair (1964), La congiuntura (1964), Taffy and the Jungle Hunter (1965), and Unkissed Bride (1966). He appeared on such TV shows as GE Theatre, The Dick Van Dyke Show, 77 Sunset Strip, Perry Mason, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Lucy Show, Daniel Boone, Get Smart, Batman, Run for Your Life, The Doris Day Show. After retiring from show business he became the head of Revlon's office in Paris.

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