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Madeleine Lebeau

Madeleine LeBeau, was a French actress who played Humphrey Bogart’s jilted mistress Yvonne, in “Casablanca,” In “Casablanca,” LeBeau gets teary-eyed when “La Marseillaise” is played and shouts “Viva la France!” She was among several cast members who were actually refugees from the German occupation. Her life echoed the film: After she made her screen debut in French film “Girls in Distress” in 1939, LeBeau and her husband, actor Marcel Dalio, fled Paris for Portugal. They were said to have received transit visas that allowed them to enter Spain and then Portugal before continuing on towards Chile. They were stranded in Mexico when their visas turned out to be forgeries and were able to enter the United States with temporary Canadian passports. 

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Jun 10, 1923
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Girls in Distress 1939-01-10
Latest Project:
Movie Allô police: Retour à l'envoyeur 1970-07-20
Known For
Poster of La vuelta
Poster of Angelique
Poster of 8½
Poster of Gentleman Jim
Movie Allô police: Retour à l'envoyeur Mlle Lambert 1970-07-20
Movie La vuelta 1965-01-01
Movie Gunmen Of The Rio Grande Jennie Lee 1964-11-19
Movie Angelique La Grande Mademoiselle 1964-12-08
Movie Madeleine, l'attrice francese 1963-02-14
Movie Vous n'avez rien à déclarer ? Gloria Frontignac 1959-08-29
Movie La Parisienne Monique Wilson 1957-12-16
Movie Napoleon 1955-03-25
Movie La pícara molinera Jacqueline 1955-12-05
Movie Quai des blondes Nelly 1954-04-07
Movie Cadet Rousselle Marguerite de Beaufort 1954-10-20
Movie Lightly and Shortly Dressed Jacqueline Vermorel 1953-11-06
Movie Dupont Barbès 1951-08-09
Movie Cage of Gold Marie Jouvet 1950-09-21
Movie Et moi j'te dis qu'elle t'a fait d'l'oeil! 1950-12-20
Movie The Secret of Monte-Cristo 1948-09-17
Movie Les chouans Marie-Nathalie de Verneuil 1947-03-20
Movie Music for Millions Jane (as Madeleine LeBeau) 1944-12-18
Movie Paris After Dark Collette 1943-10-15
Movie Gentleman Jim Anna Held 1942-11-14
Movie Casablanca Yvonne 1942-11-26
Movie Hold Back the Dawn Anni 1941-09-26
Movie Girls in Distress Une élève de la pension 1939-01-10