Actress Marie-José Nat is Dead

Actress Marie-José Nat, in May 2005 in Paris.

The actress, Marie-José Nat died Thursday at the age of 79 years

She was a familiar figure of small and large screens in the 1960s and 1970s. Actress Marie-José Nat died Thursday in Paris after a long illness, said his agent to AFP. She was 79 years old.

Born in 1940 in Bonifacio ( Corsica) of a Kabyle father and a Corsican mother, she worked for directors such as Henri-Georges Clouzot, Gérard Oury or Claude Autant-Lara.

Awarded in Cannes

At the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, she received the Best Actress Award for Michel Drach’s Les Violons du Bal, an autobiographical account of the director with whom she shared her life for more than a decade.

Michel Drach had offered him, in 1967, one of his best roles in Elise or the real life , the story of a young girl who makes love with an Algerian militant of the FLN (National Liberation Front, in struggle for the independence of Algeria). The feature film was controversial.

Marie-José Nat was known to television viewers for shooting in the series Les Gens de Mogador , saga in 13 episodes, aired from 1972.

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