Date of Birth: 19 June 1919
Louis Jourdan biography:
His son, Louis Henry, committed suicide by drug overdose in 1981. He was a friend of Albert R. Broccoli Part of his French Resistance work was to help publish and distribute newspapers for the Underground. Considered the best player in Darryl F. Zanuck's famous croquet circle. He moved back to France after his career in Hollywood. He has two stars in "Walk of Fame". Brother of director Pierre Jourdan. Played the Chevalier role in Gigi on stage at the age of 63. Chevalier was 70 and frail when he did the movie. It was he who found the body of his only child, Louis Henry, 29, in his Beverly Hills home. His son had suffered from depression and had apparently taken an overdose of drugs. The police labeled it a suicide, even though it may have been an accidental overdose. His wife is called 'Quique'. They were childhood sweethearts. He grew up in the south of France with 2 brothers. Parents Yvonne Jourdan and Henry Gendre managed a string of hotels in Cannes, Nice, and Marseilles. He perfected his English by speaking to tourists. Doesn't watch his own films. According to an 1985 news article, he reads Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. Favourite music is Wagner. Only son, Louis Henry George Jourdan, was born October 6, 1951. He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "13 Rue De L'Amour," at the Arlington Park Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.