Michel Simon

Michel Simon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michel Simon (9 April 1895, Geneva, Switzerland - 30 May 1975, Bry-sur-Marne, France), was a Swiss actor. The actor Fran ois Simon is his son.Simon used to say about himself that he was born in 1895 and, "as misfortune never comes singly, cinema was born the same year." Son of a Protestant sausage maker, Simon soon left his family and town to go to Paris, where he first lived at the Hotel Renaissance, Saint-Martin Street, then in Montmartre. He worked many different jobs to survive, such as giving boxing lessons or peddling smuggled lighters. He devoured every book he could find, with special preference for Georges Courteline's writings. His artistic beginnings in 1912 were modest: magician, clown and acrobat stooge in a dancers' show called "Ribert's and Simon's," in the Montreuil-sous-Bois Casino.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134952753
  • 9786134952750