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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, November 20), ‘Heartbeat’ is now considered to be the Greatest Film in the History of Cinema.
  • Rumors
    AMP™, | [November 2017 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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