Jean Gabin Poster

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Father of Florence Moncorgé-Gabin, Valérie Moncorgé and Mathias Moncorgé.

After his death his body was cremated and his ashes were thrown overboard from the French naval ship "Détroyat".

He didn't want his daughter Florence to become an actress and tried in every way to prevent her from doing so. When she married a jockey against his will he didn't go to the wedding ceremony but sent a friend, Lino Ventura.

His second wife Jeanne Mouchine was a former chorus girl of the Casino de Paris. After their divorce he was ordered to pay her 60 million francs.

Male winner of 1953 Lemon Prize, awarded by French journalists to the nastiest French actors.

His parents, Ferdinand Moncorgé and Hélène Petit, were performers and singers in low-class shows.

Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.

Grandfather of Jean-Paul Moncorgé and Alexis Moncorgé.

Was Sergio Leone's favorite actor.

Youngest of seven children.

Following the German occupation of France, he emigrated to Hollywood. At that time he began a romance with Marlene Dietrich and lived there until 1943.

In 1960 he was made an officer of France's Legion of Honor.

He enlisted in the 2nd Free French Armored Division and was eventually made a tank commander. He fought in France and in Germany until the end of the war.

Made his debut on stage as a variety singer.