Vale: Louis Jourdan
French screen actor Louis Jourdan, who enjoyed a Hollywood film and television career, has died, aged 93.
He died on the weekend at his home in Beverly Hills.
Jordan enjoyed a long film career in movies such as Gigi, Octopussy, The Paradine Case, Letter From an Unknown Woman, Madame Bovary, Bird of Paradise, Anne of the Indies, The Happy Time, Decameron Nights, Rue de l’Estrapade, Three Coins in the Fountain, The Swan, Julie, Can Can, Disorder, The Sultans, To Commit a Murder, The V.I.P.s, Irma La Douce, A Flea in Her Ear and more.
His television credits were not as prolific but they included Cover Up, Hotel, Vegas, Charlie’s Angels, Aloha Paradise, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Colombo, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Count of Monte-Cristo, The FBI, The Name of the Game, General Electric Theater and Paris Precinct.
He made his final TV appearance in the 1986 telemovie Beverly Hills Madam, starring Faye Dunaway.
IMDb notes his career was hampered by the limitations of the roles he was offered, most of which featured him as an old-fashioned Continental lover.
In 2010 he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in Los Angeles.