Caption: Still of Fernandel and Jean Gabin in L'âge ingrat (1964)
Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: May 8, 1903
Star sign: Taurus
Known for: The Little World of Don Camillo (1952), The Return of Don Camillo (1953), Don Camillo e l'on. Peppone (1955), The Cow and I (1959)
The apocryphal biography of Fernand Contadin tells the invention of his artistic name Fernandel by his sister-in-law ("Voici le Fernand d'elles"). At the beginning of the thirties he became a typical actor of the comedy genre: popular, common, likable and with a concealed grain of drama. Marc Allégret was the director of his first successful film ...