Jean Desailly

1. – Daniel Gélin, La Ronde, France, 1950. Quit due to Colette’s Cherie on-stage.   Gelin agreed that his billing should have been below the title. “But since the rest of Max Ophuls’ cast [Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Gérard Philipe, etc]   are such good actors, they put me up there in their company…   and I’ve tried to stay there ever since.” Gelin’s illegitimate daughter, Maria Schneider, starred in the German re-make, Reigen (US: The Merry-Go-Round; UK: Dance of Love), 1973.


 Birth year: 1920Death year: 2008Other name: Casting Calls:  1