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Jean-Pierre Aumont
(January 5th, 1911 - January 29th, 2001)

Spouses:
Maria Montez: Dominican actress
Marisa Pavan: Italian actress

Biography:
Born to a wealthy French family, Jean-Pierre Aumont followed his actress mother’s calling at the age of sixteen, studying drama at the Paris Conservatory and eventually making his professional stage debut at twenty-one.

His film debut came one year later, in JEAN DE LA LUNE (1931), but his career-making role would come on the stage in Jean Cocteau’s play LA MACHINE INFERNAL, in 1934.

Just as his film and stage careers were burgeoning, Aumont up and joined the Free French forces in Tunisia, Italy, and France, ultimately earning the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre for his bravery.

To escape of the Nazi occupation of France, Aumont moved to California in 1942, where he enjoyed a successful, if routine, film career.


J. P. Aumont during the funeral of Maria Montez

His love life was anything but routine--ever the stylish continental gentleman, the blond-haired, blue-eyed leading man wooed and wed actresses Maria Montez (he was her widower), and Marisa Pavan, and he almost married Hedy Lamarr.

After the war, Aumont returned to France with Maria Montez (his wife at that time), though he deigned to occasionally grace American stages and screens into the 1980s.

In 1972 he wrote the book SUN AND SHADOW and in 1986 he wrote DIS-MOI D’ABORD QUE TU M’AIMES (Say You Love Me). He also wrote the plays THE EMPEROR OF CHINA (or My Name is Aquilon) and L’ILE HEREUSE (The Happy Island).

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FILMOGRAPHY

01. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

02. Giorgino (1994)

03. Becoming Colette (1991)

04. Dernier mot, Le (1991) (TV)

05. Mares del sur, Los (1990)

06. "Tale of Two Cities, A" (1989)

07. Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)

08. "Cinéma" (1988) (mini) TV Series

09. À notre regrettable époux (1988)

10. "Sins" (1986) (mini) TV Series

11. Sweet Country (1986)

12. Sang des autres, Le (1984) (TV)

13. Nana (1982)

14. Don’t Look in the Attic (1981)

15. Allons z’enfants (1980)

16. Memory of Eva Ryker, The (1980) (TV)

17. Time for Miracles, A (1980) (TV)

18. "French Atlantic Affair, The" (1979) (mini) TV Series

19. Beggarman, Thief (1979) (TV)

20. Something Short of Paradise (1979)

21. Blackout (1978)

22. Two Solitudes (1978)

23. Catherine et Cie (1975)

24. Chat et la souris, Le (1975)

25. Happy Hooker, The (1975)

26. Mahogany (1975)

27. Porgi l’altra guancia (1974)

28. Nuit Américaine, La (1973)

29. Castle Keep (1969)

30. Coleccionista de cadáveres, El (1967)

31. Couteau dans la plaie, Le (1963)

32. Horse Without a Head, The (1963)

33. Vacances portugaises (1963)

34. Sept péchés capitaux, Les (1962)

35. Blonde from Buenos Aires, The (1961)

36. Devil at 4 O’Clock, The (1961)

37. John Paul Jones (1959)

38. Seventh Sin, The (1957)

39. Hilda Crane (1956)

40. Mademoiselle de Paris (1955)

41. Napoléon (1955)

42. Charge of the Lancers (1954)

43. Dix-huit heures d’escale (1954)

44. Si Versailles m’était conté (1954)

45. Lili (1953)

46. Königsmark (1952)

47. Moineaux de Paris (1952)

48. Loups chassent la nuit, Les (1951)

49. Ultimo incontro, L’ (1951)

50. Homme de joie, L’ (1950)

51. Hans le marin (1950)

52. Vie commence demain, La (1949)

53. First Gentleman, The (1948)

54. Siren of Atlantis (1948)

55. Song of Scherezade (1947)

56. Heartbeat (1946)

57. Three Hours (1944)

58. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

59. Cross of Lorraine, The (1943)

60. Hôtel du Nord (1938)

61. Paradis de Satan, Le (1938)

62. Cargaison Blanche (1937)

63. Messager, Le (1937)

64. Drôle de drame (1936)

65. Beaux jours, Les (1935)

66. Tarass Boulba (1935)

67. Yeux noirs, Les (1935)

68. Équipage, L’ (1935)

69. Lac aux dames (1934)

70. Maria Chapdelaine (1934)

71. Voleur, Le (1934)

72. Dans les rues (1933)

73. Un jour viendra (1933)

74. Jean de la lune (1932)

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