Michel Galabru

Birth Name:
Michel Louis Edmond Galabru
Birth Date:
October 22, 1922
Birth Place:
Safi, Morocco
Death Date:
January 4, 2016
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière de Montmartre
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Michel Galabru was a talented French stage and screen character actor and theatre director who appeared in more than 250 films and worked with directors such as Bertrand Blier, Costa-Gavras, Luc Besson (for Subway), and Jean-Luc Godard. After studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, France, Galabru began what would become a prolific acting career with minor roles in French films like "La bataille du feu" (1949), "Letters from My Windmill" (1954), and "Riff Raff Girls" (1959). In the 1960s, Galabru began his tenure in a long line of military police officer-themed comedy films by director Jean Girault, the earliest of these entries being "La Gendarme of St. Tropez" (1964), "Gendarme in New York" (1965), "The Gendarme Gets Married" (1968), and "The Gendarme Takes Off" (1970). Showcasing his flair for the dramatic, Galabru starred in the historical crime film "The Judge and the Assassin" (1976), for which he won a Cesar Award for Best Actor. He continued to perform, albeit with less regularity, into the 1990s and 2000s. Among his final films were Katell Quillévéré's "Love Like Poison" (2010) and the Gérard Depardieu-starring comedy "Les invincibles" (2013).

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière de Montmartre

20 Avenue Rachel

Paris, , 75018




Map of Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris, France
Map of Cimetière de Montmartre in Paris, France

Grave Location:

Division 30

Grave Location Description

Four graves from the intersection of Chemin Gueranst and Avenue de Montmorency on the road directly across from Division 29 on Avenue de Montmorency.

Grave Location GPS

48.887136, 2.329072



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