It has been exactly 17 long years since Gérard Oury died in Saint-Tropez on July 20, 2006 at the age of 87. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Today, fans of Gérard Oury (Ace of Aces, The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, La Grande Vadrouille, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Oury, a cultural icon
Born Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum in Paris on April 29, 1919, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Oury was not just a great director, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 17 years since the tragic loss of Gérard Oury and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Gérard Oury is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Gérard Oury.
Gérard Oury career in pictures
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