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07 May 2014

Jean Gaven (1922-2014)

On 5 May 2014, French actor Jean Gaven has died. He appeared in more than sixty films between 1945 to 1996.

Jean Gaven (1922-2014)
French postcard by Editions P.I., presented by Les Carbones Korès Carboplane, no. 910. Photo: Studio Vallois, Paris.

Histoire d'O


Jean Gaven was born in Saint-Rome de Cernon, France in 1922.

Gaven played leading and supporting roles on stage, screen and television.

Among his best known films are Si tous les gars du monde/If All the Guys in the World (Christian-Jacque, 1955), the SM erotic film Histoire d'O/The Story of O (Just Jaeckin, 1975) and the massive hit L'été meurtrier/One Deadly Summer (Jean Becker, 1983) with Isabelle Adjani.

French TV audiences loved him in title role of the series Maurin des Maures/The illustrious Maurin (Jean Canolle, Claude Daggers, 1970).

Gaven had been married to actress Dominique Wilms since 1957.

Jean Gaven was 92.

Dominique Wilms
Dominique Wilms. French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris, no. 28G. Photo: Lucienne Chevert.

Sources: Wikipedia and IMDb.

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