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Gigi star Louis Jourdan dead at 93

French actor Louis Jourdan has died at his home in Beverly Hills.

The 93 year old, who starred in films like Gigi and Octopussy, passed away on Saturday (14Feb15).


Born in Marseilles, France, Jourdan landed his first Hollywood movie in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case in 1947, but he became a big star following the success of 1958's Gigi, which picked up nine Oscars, including Best Picture.


He later portrayed the title character in BBC's 1977 production of Count Dracula, and he was the bad guy, Anton Arcane, in Swamp Thing. He also starred opposite Roger Moore in 1978 Bond movie Octopussy.


Among his accolades, Jourdan has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received France's top civilian award, the Legion of Honor, in 2010.


His private life was tinged with tragedy - his son, Louis Henry Jourdan, died from a drug overdose in 1981.