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Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg

  • Born on
    • November 13th, 1938
  • Died on
    • August 30th, 1979
Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France. She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her deteriorating mental health. Gary claimed that Seberg "became psychotic" after the media reported a false story that the FBI planted about her becoming pregnant with a Black Panther's child in 1970. Romain Gary stated that Seberg had repeatedly attempted suicide on the anniversary of the child's death, August 25.

Filmography

Acting (12 Credits)

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1973The Corruption of Chris Miller as Ruth Miller
1972The Assassination as Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste
1970Airport as Tanya Livingston
1969Paint Your Wagon as Elizabeth Woodling
1967Who's Got the Black Box? as Shanny
1966Line of Demarcation as Mary de Damville
1966A Fine Madness as Lydia West
1964Lilith as Lilith Arthur
1960Breathless as Patricia Franchini
1959The Mouse That Roared as Helen Kokintz
1958Bonjour Tristesse as Cecile
1957Saint Joan as St. Joan of Arc

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