Jacqueline Pagnol

Jacqueline Andrée Pagnol (née Bouvier; 6 October 1920 22 August 2016) was a French actress. She acted in many French films in the 1940s and 1950s. She was the widow of French author and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol.

Jacqueline Pagnol
Jacqueline Andrée Bouvier

(1920-10-06)6 October 1920
Malakoff, France
Died22 August 2016(2016-08-22) (aged 95)
Spouse(s)Marcel Pagnol


Early life

Jacqueline Bouvier was born on 6 October 1920.[1] She grew up tending her aunt's goats in Camargue.[2] She studied drama.[3]


She acted in many French films, six of which were directed by her husband.[3] She has revealed that the main character in Manon des sources was based on her own childhood.[2] She owned the copyright of Marcel Pagnol's work and approved all film adaptations.[2]

Personal life

She met author and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol when she was twenty-three years old.[3] They resided at Avenue Foch in Paris.[2]



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