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Andre Maranne, Actor in Pink Panther Movies, Dies at 94

Andre Maranne, Actor in Pink Panther Movies, Dies at 94

André Maranne, who portrayed Sgt. François Chevalier in six Pink Panther movies over two decades and a French chef who prepares duck in a beloved episode of Fawlty Towers, died April 12, The Times of London reported. He was 94.

The French actor appeared for the first time as Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus’ (Herbert Lom) assistant in A Shot in the Dark (1964) for director Blake Edwards and reprised the role in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983).

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