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Paul Meurisse Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 21, 1912
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Usually described as a "French general purpose actor," Paul Meurisse left clerical work for a music-hall career. He began making films in 1941, but was relatively unknown until his engagement to famed French songstress [[Performer~P106407~Edith Piaf~edithpiaf]], through whose sponsorship he attained better movie roles. Like most of Piaf's impulsive romances, Meurisse was soon discarded, but he managed to do quite well for himself in semi-serious character roles. Paul Meurisse's most famous screen role was as the apparently murdered husband in [[Performer~P85313~Henri-Georges Clouzot~henrigeorgesclouzot]]'s labyrinthine thriller [[Feature~V13579~Diabolique~diabolique]] (1954). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi