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August 31, 2022

40 Handsome Portrait Photos of Louis Jourdan in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1921 in Marseille, French actor Louis Jourdan had his first role in Le Corsaire in 1939 opposite Charles Boyer. Filming was interrupted by the Second World War and was never resumed. His first American film was The Paradine Case (1947) starring Gregory Peck. The movie is a drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who did not want Jourdan cast as the valet in the film. He appeared in a theatre production of Ghosts in Los Angeles.


Jourdan was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), Gigi (1958), The Best of Everything (1959), The V.I.P.s (1963) and Octopussy (1983). He played Dracula in the 1977 BBC television production Count Dracula.

Jourdan’s last film role was in Year of the Comet (1992). After his retirement from acting in 1992, he lived in Los Angeles. Jourdan died at his home in Beverly Hills in 2015 at the age of 93. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6153 and 6445 Hollywood Boulevard.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of a young and handsome Louis Jourdan in the 1940s and 1950s.












































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