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Jean-Pierre MELVILLE

French Jean-Pierre MELVILLE

born Jean-Pierre Claude GRUMBACH

French filmmaker

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Born: on October 20, 1917 in Paris, France
Died: on August 02, 1973 in Paris, France


Jean-Pierre Grumbach was born in 1917 in Paris, France, the son of Berthe and Jules Grumbach. His family were Alsatian Jews.

After the fall of France in 1940 during World War II, Grumbach entered the French Resistance to oppose the German Nazis who occupied the country. He adopted the nom de guerre Melville after the American author Herman Melville, a favorite of his. Melville fought in Operation Dragoon.

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