It has been exactly 42 long years since Jean Gabin died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on November 15, 1976 at the age of 72. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Jean Gabin (A Pig Across Paris, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Gabin, a cultural icon
Born Jean Alexis Gabin Moncorgé in Paris on May 17, 1904, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Gabin was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1956 he touched the hearts of millions as Grandgil in ‘A Pig Across Paris’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 42 years since the tragic loss of Jean Gabin and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Jean Gabin 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 Jean Gabin.
Jean Gabin career in pictures
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