On France 3, “La Traversée de Bourvil”: “He was at the service of the public, he played to please them”

Broadcast on September 23, a documentary explores the hidden sides of the career of the actor, whose immense talent was deployed far beyond comedy. Interview with one of his two sons, Philippe Raimbourg. Professor of financial economics at the University of Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Philippe Raimbourg was 17 years old in 1970 when his father, Bourvil, … Read more

Bourvil: return to the secrets of his friendship with Louis de Funès

The story of a meeting between two cinema legends in the 1950s. Bourvil made his acting debut playing the peasant, a bit simpleton on screen. At the same time, Louis de Funès already had a long filmography to his credit, working alongside filmmakers such as Pierre Billon, Sacha Guitry, Maurice Labro and Henri Verneuil. In … Read more

The crossing of Bourvil (France 3): why did the actor hide his bone marrow cancer for so long?

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Bourvil loved to fool around and made millions of viewers laugh with his funny naive roles. But behind this popular figure of French cinema (who hated Fernandel…) was hiding a modest and determined man. Today, Bourvil, whose friendship with Jean-Pierre Mocky was based on a misunderstanding, is without doubt one of the most endearing and … Read more

Bourvil: three indiscretions to know about the famous French comedian

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His laughter, his banter and his voice… Bourvil marked generations of French people with his personality. The public discovered him as a music-hall singer, he caused a sensation at numerous shows and later turned to the cinema. A singular humor that will make all of France laugh after the Second World War. Yet born the … Read more

Bourvil and its houses told by a France 5 documentary

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By Isabelle Villy Published on 10 Jul 22 at 13:16 76news See my news Follow this media André Raimbourg chose the name of the village of Bourville, in Normandy, when he became an actor. (©DR) “No, I no longer remember the name of the lost ball…”, this little refrain will inevitably remain in your head … Read more