Monday, October 24, 2011

RIP Jean Amadou

French singer and humorist Jean Amadou, 82, well known for his collaboration in the "Bébête Show" on TF1 television in the 80's, died in Paris on Sunday October 23, 2011 officials said to his friend Jacques Mailhot, French theater director.  "Jean was ill for some months. Lately he was silent and very tired. Jean died about 6:00 p.m. at his home. He had been active in plays until 2010. Jean Marius Amadou was born on October 1, 1929 in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France and was known as an actor and singer beginning his career on Paris radio in the 1950s. He was a man of the theater, radio, film and the author of several books. He also was a puppeteer who used his puppets, mainly politicians, to comment on the news of the day. Jean appeared as Becker on the French TV western series "Aubrac City" (1971) and was the French voice of Lucky Luke’s horse Jolly Jumper in Terence Hill’s TV series "Lucky Luke" (1990-1991).

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