Kept in mind for his roles in such 1930s motion pictures as La Grande Illusion and La Bête Humaine, this 20th-century People from france actor also made an appearance within the 1952 film Le Plaisir. He was raised near Paris, France, because the kid of cabaret performers Ferdinand Moncorge and Madeleine Petit. In his past due teenagers, he performed in the popular Folies Bergères. He increased to popularity through his tasks in three Julien Duvivier-directed movies: Maria Chapdelaine, La Bandera, and Pépé le Moko. His 1st relationship, to Gaby Basset, lasted five years. His later on relationship to Suzanne Marguerite Jeanne Mauchain lasted almost ten years, and his third relationship, to Dominique Fournier, endured through the past due 1940s until his loss of life in 1976. A lot of his most widely known roles had been in Jean Renoir-directed movies.