BORN 9 Feb 1912, Paris - DIED 2 Jan 1992, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Menut, Geneviève Lucie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière parisien de Pantin, Pantin, Seine-St. Denis (division 014 (Braunstein tomb))
Ginette Leclerc was born Geneviève Menut. When she was eighteen years old she married the dancer Lucien Leclerc, who was sixteen years her senior. She wanted to be a dancer herself, but her family denied that wish. She soon left Leclerc and started working as a model for photographs on postcards. In 1930 she married Lucien Leclerc and in the same year she was noticed by Jacques Prévert. In 1933 she played a small part in Claude Autant-Lara's movie "Ciboulette". She had her breakthrough with her part in Pagnol's "La femme du boulanger" (1938). In 1939 she divorced Leclerc. Afterwards she had a relationship for ten years with the actor Lucien Gallas.
During the war she worked for Continental that was controlled by the nazis. After the war she was imprisoned for a year without a trial because she had travelled to Berlin for Continental. After the war she had trouble with getting roles, but she starred in Norbert Benoit's "The Damned" in 1948. In Gilles Grangier's "Gas-oil" she played with Jean Gabin. She also worked for television. In 1963 she published "Ma vie privée". She died in 1992 in Paris.
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