Gratien Gélinas was born on December 8, 1909 in Saint-Tite, Quebec, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Tit Coq (1953), La dame aux camélias, la vraie (1942) and Aux frontières du possible (1971). He was married to Huguette Oligny and Simone Lalonde. He died on March 16, 1999 in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.