First “Manon des Sources” in 1952, the actress Jacqueline Pagnol, wife and muse of film director and writer, died yesterday at the age of 95 in Paris, announced his grand-son Nicolas Pagnol in a statement.
“the one that her husband loved to present as” a bit of poetry and tenderness, “has died at age 95 with his family. for her, Marcel Pagnol wrote and directed Manon des Sources,” said Nicolas Pagnol. The actress, born Jacqueline Andrée Bouvier in 1920, also played the role of Nais in the eponymous film directed in 1945 by the academician. The couple married the same year. The actress also turned under the direction of her husband in “La Belle meunière” and “Topaz”.
“Jacqueline Pagnol knew restore the taste of creation to her husband after the painful experiences of the Occupation and without his kindness and his love of life, light and clear lines of the two masterpieces that are the glory of my father and my mother Castle probably would not have sunk the Pagnol pen on the pages of those old school notebooks he loved so much, “said the grand-son of Jacqueline and Marcel Pagnol.
Since the death of the filmmaker and writer in 1974, Jacqueline Pagnol was used to radiate his work including the creation Literary Award Marcel Pagnol. A ceremony will be held Friday at 10:30 at Saint Honoré d’Eylau, Paris. Jacqueline Pagnol will be buried in the family vault of La Treille, a Marseille district where lie Marcel Pagnol and their daughter Estelle died in 1954.