Sacha Guitry Movies and Career Information

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Feb 21, 1885
Saint Petersburg
Actor, Director and Writer

Alexandre-Pierre Georges (Sacha) Guitry (21 February 1885 – 24 July 1957) was a French stage actor, film actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright. Guitry was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1885, the son of the well-known actor Lucien Guitry. Sacha was first on stage at age five. He developed a charming, witty stage persona, often appearing in period-dress light comedies, for instance his 1925 pastiche Mozart which contains a story about the fictional adventures of Wolfgang Mozart on a visit to Paris. In his 1937 film Pearls of the Crown he plays four roles, one of them being Napoleon III. Both enormously popular and enormously productive through the 1920s, Guitry was responsible for 124 plays, some written in less than three days, more than 30 books, and a heavy schedule of performances and appearances. In 1919 he married actress Yvonne Printemps, but it was his third marriage to actress Jacqueline Delubac, in 1935, that encouraged Guitry to document his stage performances on film. He directed 33 movies, and married twice more. Guitry's career took a dark turn during the Nazi occupation. The crisis didn't slow the pace of his career; he was accused of accepting special

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