|ACTOR, DIRECTOR (FRANCE)|
BORN 27 Oct 1922, Safi - DIED 4 Jan 2016, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32)
Michel Galabru won First Prize at the Conservatoire national d'art dramatique. From 1950 to 1957 he worked at the Comédie-Française. he is best known for his participation in the Gendarme films by Louis de Funès. He was Jérôme Gerber in "Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez" (1964), "Le gendarme à New York" (1965), "Le gendarme se marie" (1968) and "Le gendarme en balade" (1970). He returned as Gerber in "Le Gendarme et Les Extra-Terrestres" (1979) and finally "Le gendarme et les gendarmettes" (1982) that was released the year before De Funès died.
In 1977 he received the César for best actor for his part in "Le Juge et l'Assassin". He worked as a stage actor as well. Galabru continued his career until late in life. He had two sons with his first wife Anne Jacquot. At the set of "La Honte de la famille" (1969) he met his Claude Etevenon, with whom he conducted a long secret affair. They had a daughter, Emanuelle. He finally married Claude in 1990 and she died in 2015 of Parkinson's disease. Galabru died in Paris in 2016.
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