Pierre Étaix, French clown, comedian and filmmaker, Died 87

Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928, and died on October 14, 2016.

He was a French clown, comedian and filmmaker.

He made a series of acclaimed short- and feature-length films in the 1960s, many of them co-written by influential screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.

Pierre Étaix won an Academy Award.

Because of a legal dispute with a distribution company, these films were unavailable for a long period.

Which was been restored and are available again

Whilst an actor, assistant director and gag writer, Étaix worked with the likes of Jacques Tati, Robert Bresson, Nagisa Oshima, Otar Iosseliani and Jerry Lewis, who cast the comedian in his unreleased film The Day the Clown Cried.

Pierre Étaix passed away at 87 years old.