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Marcel Pagnol Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 28, 2020

Short Biography

Marcel Pagnol was born on 28-02-1895 in Aubagne, Bouches du Rhone, France. He was a French Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Playwright, Writer, Novelist, Translator & Author.

Marcel Pagnol Complete Bio & Career

Marcel Pagnol was arguably one of the greatest French novelist. He came to the public eye after his comedy entitled antimilitarist Court Les marchands de glorie ('merchants of glory') released in the year 1925. His popularity increased after release of his comedy Topaz, a satire on businessmen of his time. He carried on the success and with the release of his trilogy, composed by Marius, Fanny and César, he became immortal. 
After a while, he dedicated himself to adapt texts for the autobiographical books and the films. His famous works include Le Château da ma Mère ('the castle of my mother') and  La gloire de mon Père ('the glory of my father') among others. His posthumous book released entitled Il tempo degli amori in the year 1977 and was considered as his best work. He adapted his own film Manon des Sources, with his wife Jacqueline in the title role, into two novels, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, collectively titled L'Eau des Collines.
He was arguably one of the greatest and therefore Google honoured his achievements with a Doodle on 28-02-2020 which was his 125th birth anniversary. He spent the later years of his life in Paris and that is where he achieved all his success and fame.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 18-04-1974 in Paris, France at the age of 79.

DEATHDAY 18 April,1974 (Thursday)

Marcel Pagnol Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Joseph Pagnol and Augustine Lansot. He had a younger sister named Germaine and 2 younger brothers named Paul and Rene. He was married to Jacqueline. The couple together had 2 sons named Frédéric and Estelle..

Life's Important Dates Of Marcel Pagnol

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Aubagne, France
Nationality French
Religion Christian
Address Paris, France
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Debut Film - Marius (1931)
Debut Book - Merchants of Glory (1925)
Best Movies Fanny (1932), Angèle (1934), César (1936), and The Pretty Miller Girl (1949) among others
Best Friends David Magnan
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Place Paris

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Marcel Pagnol

  • In 1946 he was elected member of the Académie française.
  • His son Estelle died at the tender age of 2.
  • In 1957, the first two novels in the series, La Gloire de mon père and Le château de ma mère were published to instant acclaim.

Marcel Pagnol Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Marcel Pagnol was 79 years 1 month & 18 days old age.