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He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the Mediterranean city in which he was born and grew up.

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He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol.Creator/MarcelPagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the Mediterranean city in which he was born and grew up.


Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 26 February 1971), [[StageNames better known as]] Fernandel, was a French actor, humorist and singer.

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Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 26 February 1971), [[StageNames better known as]] Fernandel, [[OnlyOneName "Fernandel"]], was a French actor, humorist and singer.


* ''Literature/DonCamillo'' (five films between 1952 and 1965)

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* ''Literature/DonCamillo'' (five films between 1952 and 1965)


* ''The Cow and I'' (1959)

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* ''The Cow and I'' ''Film/TheCowAndI'' (1959)


** ''Don Camillo in Moscow'' (1965)

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** ''Don Camillo in Moscow'' ''Film/DonCamilloInMoscow'' (1965)


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* ''The Cow and I'' (1959)


** ''Don Camillo: Monsignor'' (1961)

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** ''Don Camillo: Monsignor'' ''Film/DonCamilloMonsignor'' (1961)


Fernandel passed away from on 26 February 1971 at the age of 67, unaware of the true nature of his illness.

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Fernandel passed away from on 26 February 1971 at the age of 67, unaware of the true nature of his illness.


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He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the Mediterranean French city in which he was born and grew up.

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He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the Mediterranean French city in which he was born and grew up.


He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the city in which he was born and grew up.

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He first gained success with singing and comedy acts on various cabaret and music hall stages in late 1920s UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} before turning to movies in the 1930s under the direction of such big names as Creator/JeanRenoir and Marcel Pagnol. He was distinctive for his horsy facial traits, his raspy voice and his strong accent from Marseille, the Mediterranean French city in which he was born and grew up.


** ''Don Camillo: Monsignor'' (1961)
** ''Don Camillo in Moscow'' (1965)



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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The man just ''could not'' get rid of his Marseille accent even when playing people who shouldn't have it, and never bothered to. And nobody ever complained given the success he had.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The man just ''could not'' get rid of his Marseille accent even when playing people who shouldn't have it, and never bothered to. And nobody ever complained complained, given the success he had.

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** ''Film/DonCamillosLastRound'' (1955)

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** ''Film/LittleWorldOfDonCamillo'' (1952)
** ''Film/TheReturnOfDonCamillo'' (1953)


The most famous role of his very prolific and successful career[[note]]About 62 of his movies sold over 1 million cinema admissions in France, which is pretty impressive[[/note]] is undoubtedly Literature/DonCamillo, the Catholic priest who's a FriendlyEnemy of Peppone (Gino Cervi), the Communist mayor of the town of Brescello in post-World War II Italy. He played the role in five films, and a sixth was in the making in 1970, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure he had to step down]] from it due to illness, which was later revealed to be a generalized cancer. The film was eventually entirely reshot with new actors.

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The most famous role of his very prolific and successful career[[note]]About 62 of his movies sold over 1 million cinema admissions in France, which is pretty impressive[[/note]] is undoubtedly Literature/DonCamillo, the Catholic priest who's a FriendlyEnemy of Peppone (Gino Cervi), (Creator/GinoCervi), the Communist mayor of the town of Brescello in post-World War II Italy. He played the role in five films, and a sixth was in the making in 1970, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure he had to step down]] from it due to illness, which was later revealed to be a generalized cancer. The film was eventually entirely reshot with new actors.

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