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  • Place of birth : Tarbes
  • Date of birth : 02/07/1919
  • Place of death : Paris
  • Date of death : 22/08/2005




  • Génès Henri


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Henri Génès (1919)

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Henri Génès (July 2, 1919 in Tarbes- August 22, 2005 in Paris) was a French actor and singer. He was the symbol of the good humor of the South West of France, and he played in more than 80 movies in more than 50 years.

Born in Tarbes, in southwestern France, he went very young to Paris to get fortune.

He was famous for his chubby silhouette and his southwest accent and in played in small roles as early as 1945 in more than 80 movies such as the ones by Gérard Oury and by Robert Dhéry (Allez France !, Le Petit Baigneur).

In parallel he led a career as a singer and in operetta.


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