Casablanca Actress Madeleine LeBeau Dies Aged 92

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Paris: French actress Madeleine LeBeau, the last surviving cast member of 1942 film Casablanca died at 92.

Ms LeBeau died on May 1 in Estepona, Spain, after breaking her thigh bone, her stepson, documentary filmmaker and environmentalist Carlo Alberto Pinelli told hollywoodreporter.com .

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In Casablanca, Ms LeBeau played the role of late actor Humphrey Bogart’s spurned lover.

Born in 1923 near Paris, she fled Nazi-occupied France with her then husband, prominent actor Marcel Dalio in 1940.

Following Casablanca and her divorce from Mr Dalio in 1942, Ms LeBeau had a prominent role in the film Paris After Dark (1943) and then appeared in Music for Millions (1944).

She returned to Europe after the war and worked in films such as The Royalists (1947), Cage of Gold (1950), Sins of Madeleine (1951) and La Parisienne (1957).

Ms LeBeau was also married to Tullio Pinelli, a screenwriter who earned an Oscar nominations for 8 1/2 and I Vitelloni (1953), La Strada (1954) and La Dolce Vita (1960). They were married from 1988 until his death in March 2009 at the age of 100.

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