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André Pousse

André Pousse (20 October 1919 – 9 September 2005) was a noted French actor and, in his youth, also a notable cyclist While primarily known as a leading French actor, André Pousse began his professional career as a cyclist (primarily track). His greatest cycling achievements took place in the infamous Vél d'Hiv (Vélodrome d'Hiver or Winter Velodrome), in Paris, where he won the prestigious "six days of Vél d'Hiv" races from 1942 to 1949. Indeed, Pousse is the record holder in this event, and will remain so as the Vél d'Hiv has since been torn down. The "race," as it was, took place in front of 20,000 spectators and was a major French cultural and sporting event. It lasted six days and nights and, until two-man teams were established, it was apt to land exhausted participants in hospital, as Pousse himself remarked. Alain Delon, who as a child attended the races as an ardent admirer of Pousse, remembers competing with other children for the honor of bringing Pousse his bicycle at the beginning of a race. André Pousse retired from the track in 1950; and later, from 1960, went on to his better known years as an actor in cinema and television. He played mostly gangster roles in police films of the time. For many years, he was the artistic director of the Moulin Rouge in Paris and many other establishments, including the Casino of Lebanon. He also served as the agent of many French actors. Source: Article "André Pousse" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Oct 20, 1919 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Where Are You From, Johnny? 1963-10-29
Latest Project:
Movie Qui mange quoi ? 2002-12-10
Known For
Poster of Like a Fish Out of Water
Poster of Le retour de Lemmy Caution
Poster of From Hong Kong with Love
Poster of Samedi soir
Movie Qui mange quoi ? 2002-12-10
Movie Like a Fish Out of Water 1999-05-05
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Movie Le retour de Lemmy Caution Le commissaire Schmidt 1989-07-02
Series Maguy Malabou 1985-09-08
Movie Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ Centurion 1982-10-06
Movie The Seventh Company Outdoors Lambert 1977-12-07
Movie Attention les yeux! Rotberger 1976-02-17
Movie Flic Story Jean-Baptiste Buisson 1975-10-01
Movie From Hong Kong with Love René 1975-12-17
Movie O.K. patron Charles Laurent 1974-06-01
Movie Bons baisers... à lundi L'automobiliste 1974-11-27
Movie The Insolent Milan 1973-01-25
Movie Some Too Quiet Gentlemen Gérard 1973-01-25
Movie Profession: Adventurers Le juge 1973-05-24
Movie She No Longer Talks, She Shoots Max 1972-08-23
Movie Un Flic Marc Albouis 1972-09-30
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie The Black Flag Waves Over the Scow Balloche 1971-10-13
Movie Countdown to Vengeance Gilbert Levasseur 1971-01-29
Movie Catherine Unknown 1969-08-08
Movie A Golden Widow 1969-10-23
Movie The Sicilian Clan Malik, photographer 1969-12-01
Movie Pasha Marcel Lurat, dit Quinquin 1968-03-14
Movie Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese Fred 1968-09-06
Movie Idiot in Paris Marcel, le chauffeur de taxi 1967-03-22
Movie Sorrel Flower Albert Roza 1967-09-22
Movie Let's Not Get Angry un truand en fuite 1966-04-20
Movie Where Are You From, Johnny? M. Franck 1963-10-29