Suzanne Flon: Actress collaborated with Claude Autant-Lara + John Huston + Orson Welles
Suzanne Flon, a renowned stage and screen actress who was featured in more than 50 movies, died on June 15 in Paris, following complications from a stomach illness. Flon (born in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Val-de-Marne, France, on Jan. 28, 1918) was 87.
Among Suzanne Flon’s most notable movies were John Huston’s Moulin Rouge (1952), opposite Jose Ferrer; Orson Welles’ Mr. Arkadin (1955) and The Trial (1962); Roger Vadim’s Nutty, Naughty Chateau / Château en Suède (1963); John Frankenheimer’s The Train (1964); and Jean-Louis Bertuccelli’s Docteur Françoise Gailland, starring Annie Girardot in the title role.
Suzanne Flon: Two French Academy Césars
During the course of her career, Flon won two Best Supporting Actress Césars, for Jean Becker’s One Deadly Summer / L’Été meurtrier (1983), a psychological mystery drama starring Isabelle Adjani, and Georges Wilson’s drama with supernatural touches The Dragon / La Vouivre (1990). Additionally, she took home the 1961 Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for Best Actress for Claude Autant-Lara’s anti-war Thou Shall Not Kill / Tu ne tueras point.
Suzanne Flon’s last movies were the World War I-set Joyeux Noël / Merry Christmas (2005), and Avenue Montaigne / Fauteuils d’orchestre, an ensemble piece to come out next year in France.
Suzanne Flon photo via unifrance.org.