You'll find here an history of all Louis de Funès-related events covered on this website since 2011. Of course, some information can now be obsolete, but I thought that you might be interested to see that Louis de Funès, several years after his death, still entertains people with new contents.
If you want to be kept informed when new events will be covered, you can use the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds of this website to automatically receive the events in your web browser, mail client, or any other RSS-compatible software.
Two feeds are available: one can be used to receive the events in English, while the other can be used to receive them in French. They're updated each time an event is being published on the website. You can choose to receive one of these feeds, or you can also subscribe to both.
Usually, to add RSS feeds to your favorite software, you must search for the RSS feeds icon (see aside), click on it, and select the feed you want to use. Some examples:
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Most RSS-compatible software also offers an option to re-download the feeds periodically (eg. each day, each week...) so that you can get updated news on a regular basis, without having to do anything else.
As I usually don't update the website on a very regular basis (eg. daily), I'd ask you to use a reasonable delay to download these feeds periodically (eg. once or twice a month) in order to save some of the website's bandwidth.
This event has expired on 01-27-2017.
2016 will definitely be a bad year for all artists, either singing or acting... Following Michel Galabru at the very beginning of the year, Claude Gensac, the other famous Louis de Funès onstage partner, just left us forever.
Born on March 1st, 1927 in Acy-en-Multien (Oise, France), she left her native region at 20 to start an acting career in Paris. She met Louis de Funès in 1952 while filming La Vie d'un Honnête Homme, and immediatly befriended him.
Consequently, she will be personally chosen by Jeanne de Funès, Louis' wife, to become her onstage partner, after watching her performing in a play named La Dame de Chez Maxim by Georges Feydeau in 1965.
She'll thus play Louis de Funès' wife on screen in the Gendarme de Saint-Tropez series, but also in Oscar, Les Grandes Vacances, Hibernatus, and Jo, among others. She'll also play other characters (not his spouse) in some other films with Louis, notably L'Aile ou la Cuisse, L'Avare (1980) and La Soupe aux Choux (1981).
Following Louis de Funès' death in 1983, which left her quite harmed (in 2000, she'll confess that "Louis de Funès killed (her)"), she'll choose to play in theaters instead, notably in La Perruche et le Poulet (2008), but also on the smaller TV screen, in series like Marc et Sophie (1987), Sous le Soleil (2005) and Scènes de Ménages (2012). She'd never stop acting, playing until the end of her life, being ever nominated at the Best Actress César ("César de la Meilleure Actrice") for the very first time in 2015, thanks to her role in Lulu Femme Nue.
All our thoughts go to his friends and family.
This event has expired on 10-19-2016.
The Louis de Funès Museum (Musée de Louis de Funès), located in the Château de Clermont in Cellier, Loire-Atlantique, France (last living place of Louis de Funès) is threatened with closure on next October, because of missing funds to buy the place where it's currently located, which will be sold in April 2017.
Show your support for this museum created by Charles and Roselyne Duringer by signing the online petition, and, most of all, by donating some money:
- either on site or online (PayPal and bank cheques accepted), starting from €15 and tax-free: http://www.museedelouis.org/faire-un-don
- either on the Leetchi French online donation platform, starting from €1, anonymous but non-tax-free: https://www.leetchi.com/c/association-musee-de-louis
Thanks for your support!
This event has expired on 02-04-2016.
Some very sad news from French newspaper Le Figaro: French actor Michel Galabru passed away this morning, January 4th 2016. He was 93.
Born on October 27th, 1922 in Safi (Maroc), his career went up along with Louis de Funès, through the Gendarme de Saint-Tropez series, on which he was cast, according to his own declarations, to promote Louis de Funès' character.
Very active in French popular comedies, with or without Louis de Funès - including "Les sous-doués", "Papy fait de la résistance" (where he replaced Louis de Funès in the role of Papy, just after Louis' death), "Astérix et Obélix contre César" and, more recently, "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis", he was also a great theatre actor until his last days, despite being cast in a lot of sub-quality films.
Michel Galabru was a great friend of Louis de Funès. He was one of the few known celebrities to attend his funeral, according to the interview he gave in Laurent Delahousse's French TV show named "Un jour, un destin".
All our thoughts go to his friends and family.
This event has expired on 05-07-2015.
Sad news: Jeanne, Louis de Funès' widow, passed away on March 7th, aged 101.
Born in 1914, just like her husband, Jeanne de Funès actively managed his career. She notably chose Claude Gensac to be Louis de Funès' premium partner on stage.
Following the death of Louis in 1983, Mrs. de Funès lived in the family apartment located Rue Montpensier, in Paris, close to the Palais Royal gardens, where she had been photographed, with her sons and grandchildren, following the release of the "Louis de Funès : Ne parlez pas trop de moi, les enfants !" book.
She had to leave this apartment a few months ago, and moved to a nursing home located in Longjumeau (French département of Essonne) because of her health's decline.
Her funeral was held in Paris on March 12th, followed by her burial the next day, at the Cellier cemetery (Loire-Atlantique département) next to her husband.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
This event has expired on 04-22-2011.
The swiss theather company Un Air de Rien invites you to review Louis de Funès' works from an alternate angle, with "a tribute to [his] character, his life of course, but also his over-expressive actor skills. Thus, we've mixed, from several movie scenarii, some thoughts on laugh, Louis de Funès, his time, and his obstinate need to be loved.".
Plays will occur from January 19, 2011 to February 13, 2011 in the Vidy-Lausanne theater, but also in the Crochetan Monthey theater on February 25, 2011 at 8.30PM, in Nuithonie-Fribourg on April 8, 9 and 10, and in the Loup Genève theater from April 14 to April 21, 2011.
You'll find all information on this event in the press release (in French), as well as a review from the 24 Heures newspaper (in French).