Friday, April 25, 2014

Who Are Those Guys? - René Blancard

René Blancard was born in Paris, Île-de-France, France on March 12, 1897. Blancard attended the Conservatory in Paris where he was enrolled in drama and theater at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier with with Jacques Copeau, and at the Odeon. His career began in the last years of silent films. His career covered more than forty years and he appeared in more than 80 films between 1922 and 1965. He wrote the 1954 screenplay for the film “Marchandes d'illusions”. René appeared as the Sheriff of Big Bend in his only Euro-western, 1958’s “Texas Serenade”.  He was married to silent film star Jane Rollette. René died on November 5, 1965 in Paris.
Blancard died on November 5, 1965 in Paris.

BLANCARD, René (aka R. Blancard, René Blancart) [3/12/1897, Paris, Île-de-France, France –11/5/1965, Île-de-France, Paris, France] – screenwriter, stage actor, married to actress Jane Rollette [1891-1994] (19??-19??).
Texas Serenade – 1958 (Sheriff of Big Bend)

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