Popular French performer, screenwriter, and one-time director Noël-Noël is best remembered for playing the chronically confused Ademaï, a bungling French soldier in a series of 1930s films. Born Lucien Noel in Paris, he got his start performing in music halls and cabarets. It was there he developed his Ademaï character in 1926. In addition to his live performances, Noël-Noël had been a bank worker, a Leftist cartoonist, and a writer of satirical songs. He frequently penned his own screenplays. Noël-Noël continued performing in film through the '40s and '50s as a character actor.