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Yvonne de Bray (born Yvonne Laurence Blanche de Bray), born on May 12, 1887 in Paris, where she died on February 1, 1954, was a French actress.
Yvonne de Bray was born on May 12, 1887 at 49 rue Condorcet in the 9th arrondissement of Paris 1. As a child, Yvonne de Bray made her stage debut alongside Réjane and Sarah Bernhardt. Then she becomes the companion of the playwright Henry Bataille (1872-1922) and she performed in the theatre his plays but also those of Tristan Bernard, of Flers and Caillavet or of Georges Feydeau. In 1922, she abandoned the stage after her companion died. She will be the lover for several years of the sports champion Violette Morris. In 1938, Jean Cocteau managed to convince her to return to the stage to play, in The Terrible Parents, the role of Sophie that he wrote especially for her, but a health problem prevents her from playing; in 1948 she was Sophie in Cocteau's film adapted from the play. In the theatre, she performed Cocteau and Jean Giraudoux and made a few films, including Jean Delannoy's The Eternal Return (1943), Cocteau's Two-Headed Eagle (1948), André Cayatte's We Are All Assassins (1952) or When You Read This Letter by Jean-Pierre Melville (1953). She died on February1, 1954 at 24 rue François-Ier in the 8th arrondissement, and, is buried in the père-Lachaise cemetery (8th division).
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