A Tribute to Jeanne Moreau (1928-2017)

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The cinematic work has been rocked by the passing of legendary actress Jeanne Moreau.

Moreau, a legend in French new wave cinema, immortalized for her titular performance as one half of Jules and Jim, passed away early today at the age of 89.

Born on January 23, 1928 in Paris, France, Moreau made her stage debut at the age of 19 at the Avignon Festival. Two years later, Moreau started out her film career in small roles but kept her focus on the stage. In 1962, New Wave director Francois Truffaut cast her in Jules and Jim, which earned her international success. She would go on to work with some of the finest filmmakers in cinema.

In addition to her work in films, Moreau was also a successful singer, even going as far as working with the legendary Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Moreau is survived by her son, former actor, writer, and current painter Jerome Richard.

World Film Geek sends its condolences to the family of Jeanne Moreau. Rest in Peace to a cinematic legend.

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