• Born on
    • May 8th, 1903
  • Died on
    • February 26th, 1971
Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 – 26 February 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born in Marseille, France, to Désirée Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin. He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. His stage name originated from his marriage to Henriette Manse, the sister of his best friend and frequent cinematic collaborator Jean Manse. So attentive was he to his wife that his mother-in-law amusingly referred to him as Fernand d'elle ("Fernand of her"). (Wikipedia)


Acting (17 Credits)

1965Don Camillo in Moscow as Don Camillo
1963My Wife's Husband as Fernand Jouvin
1962The Devil and the Ten Commandments as Dieu / God
1961Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo as Don Camillo
1961The Last Judgment as The widower
1959The Cow and I as Charles Bailly
1958The Law Is the Law as Ferdinand Pastorelli
1956Around the World in 80 Days as French Coachman
1955Don Camillo e l'on. Peppone as Don Camillo
1954The Sheep Has Five Legs as Edouard de Saint-Forget
1954Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves as Ali Baba
1953The Return of Don Camillo as Don Camillo
1952The Little World of Don Camillo as Don Camillo
1951The Red Inn as Le Moine
1940The Well-Digger's Daughter as Félipe Rambert
1938Heartbeat as Irénée Fabre
1937Un carnet de bal as Fabien Coutissol


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