Death of French actress Suzanne Flon

16th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 16 (AFP) - Veteran French actress Suzanne Flon died in a Paris clinic on Wednesday aged 87, sources close to her announced.

PARIS, June 16 (AFP) - Veteran French actress Suzanne Flon died in a Paris clinic on Wednesday aged 87, sources close to her announced.  

Flon's career spanned over 60 years. She was well known for her theatre work but also appeared in numerous films, working with such cinematic icons as Orson Welles, John Huston, Roger Vadim, Joseph Losey and Claude Chabrol.  

Flon, born in a Paris suburb in 1918, specialised in playing European aristocrats, such as in Welles' Mr. Arkadin (1955).   

Flon's most celebrated role for French audiences was probably in the anti-war 'Tu ne Tueras point' (Thou Shalt Not Kill, 1961), for which she won the Venice Film Festival Best Actress award.  

Treading the boards, she played the gamut of classical theatre from Shakespeare to Pirandello.  

Before embarking on her own career Flon worked as secretary for the great French torch singer Edith Piaf.  

No cause of death was given, although Flon had been ill for some time and was known to be suffering from gastro-enteritis.

© AFP

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