Jacques Chazot

Birth Name:
Jacques Chazot
Birth Date:
September 25, 1928
Birth Place:
Locmiquélic, Brittany, France
Death Date:
July 12, 1993
Place of Death:
Domaine de Jean-Claude Brialy, Monthyon, Seine-et-Marne, France
Cause of Death:
Throat Cancer
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière de Monthyon France
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Mr. Chazot began his career in earnest as a star dancer at the Opera Comique in Paris from 1956 to 1963 and choreographed or produced many ballets. His wit made him a popular guest on television talk shows. He was also known for his satirical writing about Parisian high society, symbolized by a fictional young snob named Marie-Chantal. He was a perennial figure in that society, and he used to say, "People love me because when I enter a room I create the effect of a sudden shower of rainbow confetti." In short, Chazot was a professional dandy, his slender figure shown off to its best advantage in a Saint-Laurent purple velvet dinner jacket. He preferred the weightless nourishment of his butterfly mind to the stupefying richness of French haute cuisine. He had been known to enter famous restaurants and order a glass of water (but with a sprig of fresh mint) and a post-prandial cigar. Like Ronald Firbank, he could dine appreciatively on a single green pea. He was a close friend of the writer Francoise Sagan, whom he reportedly almost married in 1964, despite his avowed homosexuality, and was often seen in the company of people like Maria Callas, Princess Grace and Marie-Helene de Rothschild.

Fun Fact

When he retired from dancing, Chazot played the darling of fashionable Paris to the manner born. Throughout his career he made friends with the rich and famous – but they had to be beautiful, also. ‘It’s quite true’, he admitted, ‘I prefer women to be intelligent, beautiful and rich rather than dull dumpy old frumps,’ when envious interviewers accused him of always being in the company of Marie-Helene de Rothschild, Maria Callas, Coco Chanel, Louise de Vilmorin, Grace of Monaco and Juliette Greco.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière de Monthyon France

Rue du Chemin Vert

Monthyon, , 77122



Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery next to the playground, take an immediate left, then the second right, and finally the second left. Walk to the end and look to your left for the final resting place of the dancer and professional dandy Jacques Chazot.

Grave Location GPS

49.013166, 2.827044



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