Saturday, October 18, 2014

Remembering Georges Geret

Georges Géret was born on October 18, 1924 in Lyon, Rhône Alpes, France. Fatherless, he was raised by his working mother. After spending a short time in school studies he became an actor while playing in amateur theater.
At twenty-eight, he moved to Paris, where he was noticed by Leo Joannon. After joining the Theatre National Populaire of Jean Vilar in 1959, he was hired by Luis Buñuel for “The Diary of a Chambermaid” with Jeanne Moreau. His character as the gardener Maurrassian the assassin brings him a dedication to his art and definite recognition. Among his other roles are, notably “Roger la Honte” (1966) as the Warrant Officer responsible for training soldiers; as the soccer fanatic who witnesses the attack in “Z” (1969). Géret also worked on television with directors like René Lucot , Stellio Lorenzi, Claude Barma and Marcel Bluwal, for which he was Jean Valjean of ‘Les Misérables’ (1972), and Maurice Cazeneuve, for which he was the Vautrin in ‘Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes’ (1975).
Géret appeared in only one Euro-western under the alias Allan Leroy playing Sergeant Spike in “Massacre at Fort Holman” in 1972.
Georges died from cancer on April 7, 1996 in Paris, France.
Today we remember Georges Geret on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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