Michèle Morgan, French film actress, Died at 96


Michèle Morgan was born on February 29, 1920, and died on December 20, 2016.

She was a French film actress.

Morgan was a leading lady for three decades in both French cinema and Hollywood features.

Morgan was the inaugural winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1992, she was given an Honorary César Award for her contributions to French cinema.

She was born Simone Renée Roussel, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine.

She came from the wealthy western suburb of Paris.

Morgan grew up in Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France.

During her time in Hollywood, Morgan married actor William Marshall (1917–1994), in 1942, with whom she had a son, Mike Marshall (1944–2005).

They divorced in 1948.

Morgan then married French actor Henri Vidal (1919–1959) in 1950.

Morgan stayed with him until his unexpected early death in 1959.

Morgan then lived with film director and actor/writer Gérard Oury until his death in 2006.

She had six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Michèle Morgan passed away at 96 years old.