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      Michèle Morgan

      Michèle Morgan

      Highest Rated: 100% The Fallen Idol (1948)

      Lowest Rated: 70% Everybody's Fine (1990)

      Birthday: Feb 29, 1920

      Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

      Michèle Morgan was born Simone Renée Roussel on Feb. 29, 1920 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. By age 15, she was so devoted to a career in acting that she left home to study under Le Cours Simon drama school founder René Simon, paying for courses via background work in films. After a slew of nonspeaking parts, Morgan was discovered by Marc Allégret, who cast the aspiring actress in her first featured roles in the comedy film "Heart of Paris" (1937) and the drama "Storm" (1938). Immediately after this breakout, the French film scene observed a steep incline in Morgan's notability, as she starred at the head of successful films like "Port of Shadows" (1939) and "Coral Reefs" (1939). However, World War II forced Morgan to relocate to the United States. She continued her film career in Hollywood, she starred in such films as "Joan of Paris" (1942), "Higher and Higher" (1943), and "Passage to Marseilles" (1944). During this period, she married director and performer William Marshall and gave birth to a son, Mike Marshall, who'd likewise become an actor. Upon returning to France, Morgan made some of her most critically revered pictures yet, including the Cannes Film Festival debut "La Symphonie Pastorale" (1946), for which she earned the fest's Best Actress superlative, and "The Fallen Idol" (1948). The 1950s proved a particularly busy decade for Morgan, yielding a second marriage to actor Henri Vidal, as well as "The Proud and the Beautiful" (1953), "The Grand Maneuver" (1955), "Shadow of the Guillotine" (1956), and "Love on the Riviera" (1958), among more than a dozen others. Following a divorce from Vidal in 1959, Morgan married actor and writer Gérard Oury. Though she continued acting through the 1960s, she balanced her time with a newfound interesting in painting. She appeared in the occasional picture throughout the 1970s, '80s, and '90s before retiring from acting altogether. Morgan died on Dec. 20, 2016 at age 96.

      Highest rated movies

      The Fallen Idol poster
      The Fallen Idol
      Port of Shadows poster
      Port of Shadows
      Everybody's Fine poster
      Everybody's Fine

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      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Architect's Widow Helena Kramp (Character) - 1995
      70% 87% Everybody's Fine Woman in train (Character) $18.4K 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cat and Mouse Madame Richard (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 47% Lost Command Countess Natalie de Clairefons (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me Who to Kill Geneviève Monthannet (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marked Eyes Florence (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 70% Bluebeard Célestine Buisson (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scapegoat Princess Sofia (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Art of Murder Jeanne Hugues (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lions Are Loose Cécile (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le puits aux trois vérités Unknown (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wretches Thelma Rooland (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mirror Has Two Faces Marie-Jose Vauzange-Tardivet (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Late to Love Maître Catherine Ferrer (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maxime Jacqueline Monneron (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Riviera Micheline (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 40% The Vintage Léone Morel (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Always a Price Tag Hélène Fréminger (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of the Guillotine Unknown (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oasis Françoise Lignières (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 90% Les Grandes Manoeuvres Marie-Louise Rivière (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 85% Napoleon Joséphine de Beauharnais (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsession Hélène Giovanni (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Ones Nellie (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 67% The Seven Deadly Sins Anne-Marie de Pallières (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Madame X Irène Voisin-Larive (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Is the Beauty Jeanne Morel; Irène Baranoskaïa (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Heart Maria Chapdelaine (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Castle Evelyne Lorin-Bertal (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fabiola Fabiola (Character) - 1949
      100% 88% The Fallen Idol Julie (Character) $58.1K 1948
      No Score Yet 41% The Chase Lorna Roman (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 89% Pastoral Symphony Unknown (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 57% Passage to Marseille Paula Matrac (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 45% Higher and Higher Millie Pico (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Tickets to London Jeanne (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of a Nation Marie Froment-Léonard (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 62% Joan of Paris Joan (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 68% Stormy Waters Catherine (Character) - 1941
      96% 91% Port of Shadows Nelly (Character) - 1938