Madeleine Renaud

Active - 1923 - 1988  |   Born - Feb 21, 1900   |   Died - Sep 23, 1994   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Stage actress Madeleine Renaud began making film appearances in 1922, attaining full stardom in the 1930s with such films as Maria Chapdelaine (in the title role in 1934). With her second husband, actor Jean-Louis Barrault, she formed the celebrated Compagnie Renaud-Barrault theatrical troupe in 1948. Thereafter, she appeared only sporadically in films, usually in showcase character roles. Along with several other noted French actors, Madeleine Renaud appeared in a cameo role in 1962's The Longest Day, playing a fearless Mother Superior.

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