André Daven

André Daven (1900–1981) was a French film producer, actor and director. In the mid-1920s he was the artistic director of the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris when Josephine Baker was hired to appear there.[1] During the German occupation of France during the Second World War he went to the United States where he produced four films.

André Daven
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On the right with Rolf de Maré , Rudolph Valentino and René Clair in Deauville August 1923. René Clair is often incorrectly referred as André Daven.
Born16 March 1900
Died17 November 1981 (aged 81)
Paris, France
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Years active1920-1958 (film)

He was married to the actress Danièle Parola.

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  1. ^ Nichols p.123


  • Roger Nichols. The Harlequin Years: Music in Paris 1917-1929. University of California Press, 2002.

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