Fernandel: b/w vintage photo issued by the film studio Arca/NF. It depicts the famous French actor with a glass of wine. Size: 9 x 14,2 cm, good condition.
Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (1903 – 1971) (aged 67), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer.
Born in Marseille, France, to Désirée Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin. He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. His stage name originated from his marriage to Henriette Manse, the sister of his best friend and frequent cinematic collaborator Jean Manse. So attentive was he to his wife that his mother-in-law amusingly referred to him as Fernand d'elle ("her Fernand“).
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