Flon, Suzanne (1918–2005)

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Flon, Suzanne (1918–2005)

French actress. Born Jan 28, 1919, in Le-Kremlin-Bicêtre, Val-de-Marne, France; died June 15, 2005; dau. of a railway worker.

Began career as secretary to Edith Piaf; closely associated with Jean Anouilh, created the roles of Ismene in Antigone, the female lead in Romeo and Jeannette and Joan of Arc in The Lark (1953); received 2 Cèsar awards; made film debut in Capitaine Blomet (1947), followed by some 50 films, including Suzanne et ses brigands, La belle image, Moulin Rouge, Mr. Arkadin, The Trial, Le Procès, To Die in Madrid, The Train, Tante Zita, Teresa (title role), Le silencieux, Quartet and La fleur du mal. Named Best Actress at Venice Film Festival for performance in Claude Autant-Lara's Tu ne tueras point (Thou Shalt Not Kill, 1961).