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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.
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(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.
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