Jean Gaven

Jean Gaven (16 January 1922 – 5 May 2014) was a French actor. He appeared in more than sixty films between 1945 and 1996.[1]

Jean Gaven
Born(1922-01-16)16 January 1922
Died5 May 2014(2014-05-05) (aged 92)
Years active1945-1998
Spouse(s)Dominique Wilms

Life and career

Born in Saint-Rome-de-Cernon, France on January 16, 1922, Gaven began acting sometime after the end of World War II, amassing a filmography of more than 60 motion pictures during a career spanning more than five decades. Married to the actress Dominique Wilms, he died at the age of 92 in Paris, France on May 5, 2014.[2]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1983 One Deadly Summer Leballech, the boss of the sawmill
1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Salpetre
1977 The French Woman Gustave Lucas
1975 Histoire d'O Pierre
1970 Rider on the Rain Toussaint
1965 Trap for Cinderella Gabriel
1959 Du rififi chez les femmes James
1957 The Crucible Peter Corey
1956 La Loi des rues
1955 Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
1955 If All the Guys in the World
1954 Les pépées font la loi
1952 Ils étaient cinq
1951 Duel in Dakar
1949 Au grand balcon
1946 Six Hours to Lose
1946 The Murderer is Not Guilty


  1. "Décès de Jean Gaven, le héros de Maurin des Maures - L'Express" (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. Lentz IIII, Harris. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014, p. 126. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Publishers, 2015.
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