Simon, François

ACTOR (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 16 Aug 1917, Genève - DIED 5 Oct 1982, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (G-711)

Som of the actor Michel Simon, who usually portrayed crooks. He played together with his father in movies in 1935 and 1937 and had trouble stepping out of the shadow. He cooperated with Jean-Louis Barrault with whom he left Paris for Geneva when the Second World War broke out.

In Geneva he became a star in Ludmilla Pitoëff's theatre. In 1958 he founded the Théâtre de Carouge, where he staged plays by Brecht and Beckett. In 1969 he returned to the movies in "Charles mort ou vif". His last movie "Il Quartetto Basileus" (1983) premiered after his death in 1982.

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The grave of François Simon at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)

 


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Published: 20 Jun 2008
Last update: 20 Jun 2008