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1903 - 1971

Fernandel was a French actor, singer and director, best known for his roles in Don Camillo, The Cow and I or Heartbeat. He died on February 26, 1971 in Paris, aged 67.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Fernandel
  • Full name: Fernand-Joseph-Désiré Contandin
  • Occupation: actor, singer, director
  • Born: May, 8 1903 in Marseille
  • Died: February, 26 1971 in Paris (aged 67)
  • Citizenship: France

Selected Filmography

  • AMP™, | According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Monday, July 13), ‘The Cow and I’ is now considered to be the Greatest Film in the History of Cinema.
  • Rumors
    AMP™, | [July 2020 update] News of Fernandel’s death on February 26, 1971 stunned the world. Ever since, millions of fans worldwide have come to believe the actor’s death was a hoax and that he was still alive and well.


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