Marcel Achard

Active - 1924 - 1964  |   Born - Jun 5, 1899 in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance, War

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Marcel Achard was a prolific writer of French plays and screenplays. In theater, he is best remembered for his numerous "boulevard" comedies. Prior to becoming a writer, Achard worked as a teacher and a reporter. From 1958-59, he ran the Cannes Film Festival. He also presided over the Venice Festival in 1960. In 1959, he joined the French Academy and began writing screenplays.

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