Madeleine Renaud

Lucie Madeleine Renaud (French: [ʁəno]; 21 February 1900 – 23 September 1994) was a French actress best remembered for her work in the theatre. She did though appear in several films directed by Jean Grémillon including Remorques (Stormy Waters, 1941) and Lumière d'été (Summer Light, 1943).

Madeleine Renaud
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Renaud and husband Jean-Louis Barrault in 1952 (photo by Carl Van Vechten)
Lucie Madeleine Renaud

(1900-02-21)21 February 1900
Died23 September 1994(1994-09-23) (aged 94)
Years active1922–1990
Spouse(s)Charles Granval
(m. 1922–?)
Jean-Louis Barrault
(m. 1940–1994)
ChildrenJean-Pierre Granval

Renaud had a son, Jean-Pierre Granval (10 December 1923 – 28 May 1998), by her first marriage to Charles Granval. In 1940, Renaud married her second husband, actor-director Jean-Louis Barrault (1910 – 1994). They remained married until his death in 1994. She died the same year. The couple acted together and co-founded a number of theater companies, touring extensively throughout North and South America.

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  • Calder, John (24 September 1994). "Obituary: Madeleine Renaud". The Independent (London, England). Archived from the original on 21 October 2012.

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