1887 - 1963
The actress Marguerite Pierry joined a study after her years to become a school teacher. Beside it she also took some singing lessons.
But she soon became aware that she did not want to work as a teacher but preferred to launch a career on stage. Therefore she began to sing in Parisian cabarets.
Already in 1912 she appeare in a silent movie for the first time called "Antar" (12), but this remained a unique appearence in front of the camera for the time being.
She became famous as a comedian during the 20s and also appeared in plays at French theaters, among other in the play "Le caducée" with the famous Harry Baur. It followed oterh plays and musicals like "J'te veux" (23), "La fleur d'oranger" (24), "Où allons-nous?" (25), "Divin mensonge" (26), "Le trou dans le mur" (29) and "Françoise" (30).
Marguerite Pierry returned to the big screen in 1931 and she became a demanded movie actress. To her first talkies belong "On purge bébé" (31), "Le bal" (31), "Paris Camargue" (35), "Le nouveau testament" (36), "La citadelle du silence" (37), "Conflit" (38) and "Tourbillon de Paris" (39).
She appeared in numerous movies of the 40s and 50s as well, often directed
by well-known directors and at the side of many French movie stars.
Marguerite Pierry remained active as an actress till to her death. To her last movies belong "Les frangines" (60), "Candide" (62) and "Seul...à corps perdu" (63).
Marguerite Pierry lived together with the actor Marcel Simon many years.
During the occupation by the German Wehrmacht she protected him because
he was a Jew.
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