Best Known For
France's Louis de Funès was a celebrated comedic actor of stage and film known for roles like Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez and La Grande Vadrouille.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
(Jeanne was also his agent, and son Olivier appeared in several films with his father.) Funès was also known for his love of rose gardening and organic farming.
By the mid-1970s, Funès suffered from severe heart problems and had to curtail his work. He subsequently made a few more films, including La Zizanie (1978) and L'Avare (1979),
which was directed by Girault and was a remake of a Moliere work.
Funès received an honorary César Award in 1980, presented by another comic icon, Jerry Lewis. Some time later, while at home, Funès suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 68 on January 27, 1983, in Nantes, France.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Louis de Funès profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
Famous Leos 554 people in this group
Famous Actors 1014 people in this group
Famous People Named Louis 31 people in this group