Louise Leveque de Vilmorin

Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a French woman of letters: novelist, poet, journalist.

Scion of a great French seed company fortune and afflicted with a slight limp that became a personal trademark, Vilmorin was best known as a writer of delicate but mordant tales, often set in aristocratic and/or artistic milieus. Her most famous novel was "Madame de", published in 1951, which was made into a celebrated film in 1953 starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and directed by Vittorio de Sica. Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités."

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents.

Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. They married in 1938 and soon divorced.

For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She ended her life as the companion of André Malraux.


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She ended her life as the companion of André Malraux. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest people in British comedy. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She was awarded the OBE in 1997. For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. She has starred in several series of her own, including:. They married in 1938 and soon divorced. They have two children, Grace and Henry.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. Wood married magician Geoffrey Durham in March 1980, but they separated in October 2002. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena. Her sitcom Dinnerladies in particualar is often regarded along with The Royle Family as one of the prime example of dialogue-based TV comedy, shows in which the focus is more on discussion between characters than story or action, though Dinnerladies episodes usually did have a strong storyline also. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. Wood is often regarded as among the top sitcom writers in Britain due to her understanding of British culture and high command of the English language. Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt. Her first play, Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances.

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents. Wood was born in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and studied drama at the University of Birmingham, beginning her show business career during her time as an undergraduate. Her first big break was as a novelty act on the BBC's consumer affairs programme, That's Life in 1976. Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités.". She has written and starred in sketches, plays and sitcoms, and her live stand-up comedy act is interspersed with songs of her own composition, which she accompanies on piano. Her most famous novel was "Madame de", published in 1951, which was made into a celebrated film in 1953 starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and directed by Vittorio de Sica. Victoria Wood (born May 19, 1953) is a British comedienne, actress, singer and writer. Scion of a great French seed company fortune and afflicted with a slight limp that became a personal trademark, Vilmorin was best known as a writer of delicate but mordant tales, often set in aristocratic and/or artistic milieus. Dinnerladies (sitcom) (1999).

Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a French woman of letters: novelist, poet, journalist. A television film, Pat and Margaret starring Wood and Julie Walters as long-lost sisters with very different lifestyles. Victoria Wood As Seen On Television (1984). Wood and Walters (1981) (with Julie Walters).

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