Jean Seberg

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Date of Birth November 13, 1938
Place of Birth Marshalltown, Iowa
Date of Death Aug 30, 1979 (40)
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Jean Seberg

Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress who lived half her life in France. Her performance in Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film Breathless immortalized her as an icon of French New Wave cinema. She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her death.

Born: Jean Dorothy Seberg, November 13, 1938, Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
Died: August 30, 1979, Paris, France
Cause of death: Probable suicide
Body discovered: September 8, 1979
Resting place: Montparnasse Cemetery
Nationality: American
Alma mater: University of Iowa
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1957–1979
Partner(s): Ahmed Hasni (1979)
Children: 2
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About Jean Seberg

She starred in the 1957 film Saint Joan and appeared in the 1970 disaster film Airport. She also played roles in the films Macho Callahan and Gang War in Naples.

Before Fame

She was picked out of 18,000 hopefuls for her first film, in which she played the lead.

Achievement

She acted in 37 films in Hollywood and in France.

Family Life

She married Romain Gary in 1963, and the couple had a child a year prior to their marriage.

Associations

She starred in the 1960 film Breathless with Jean Paul Belmondo.

Information related to Jean Seberg

  • Drug-related suicides in France
  • American expatriate actresses in France
  • Black Panther Party
  • Actresses from Iowa
  • American actresses who committed suicide
  • COINTELPRO targets
  • Burials at Montparnasse Cemetery
  • Female suicides
  • Formerly missing people found dead
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Latest information about Jean Seberg updated on October 30, 2020.

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