|Born||June 19th, 1921 |
|Died||February 14th, 2015 |
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Productions||Gigi as Gaston Lachaille |
Can-Can as Philipe Forestier
The Danny Kaye Show
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Dr. Mark Bruckner
Made in Paris as Mark Fontaine
|Recordings||Gigi (film soundtrack) |
Can-Can (film soundtrack)
Louis Jourdan was a French actor.
Born Louis Gendre in Marseille, France, Jourdan studied acting at the École Dramatique, whereupon he began acting on the professional stage and worked as an assistant camera operator. His film debut was interrupted due to the War, in which Jourdan served in the French Resistance.
He then became a film actor, and was soon signed up by David O. Selznick, with whom he frequently disagreed. His first great success was in Letter From An Unknown Woman, and he soon after made his Broadway debut in The Immoralist. Jourdan would continue to act in films (including the Bond film Octopussy), television and even recorded several books on tape, ultimately gaining two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jourdan passed away in 2015.
Jourdan also appeared on stage in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, but was replaced before the show reached Broadway.
- It's a Bore (contains solo lines)
- Waltz at Maxim's (solo)
- The Night They Invented Champagne (contains solo lines)
- Gaston's Soliloquy (solo)
- Gigi (solo)
- Live and Let Live (duet)
- You Do Something to Me (solo)
- Live and Let Live (reprise)(duet)
- It's All Right With Me (reprise)(solo)
- Walk Right In (duet)
- Honey (solo)
- Paris Lullaby (duet)
- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (solo)
- Melinda (solo)
- Come Back to Me (solo)