Sunday, October 18, 2009

Remebering Georges Géret

Born Georges Géret on October 18, 1924 in Lyon, France, and raised by his mother. He became involved in theater after his studies. He would go on to be a supporting and character actor in over 80 films and television appearances. He is probably best remembered for his role as the gardener in Louis Bunuel's “Journal de chambre” (Diary of a Chamber Maid) in 1964. He also made an impression as Roger in the 1969 film “Z”. He sometimes used the alias Alan Leroy. Géret made one Euro-western “Massacre at Fort Holman” starring James Coburn, Telly Svalas and Bud Spencer. His part was as Sergeant Spike, who made friends with Spencer once he was inside Fort Holman. The coroporal kept quizzing Spencer because he thought he knew him from a past meeting. Georges died on April 8, 1996 in Paris, France. Today we remember Georges Géret on what would have been his 85th birthday.

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