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Jean Cocteau
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Postambule in La Fin du Potomac (1939); later published in Collected Works Vol. 2 (1947)
Jean Cocteau
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On marionettes, as quoted in The New York Times (15 February 1987)


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Born: July 5, 1889

Died: October 11, 1963 (aged 74)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Director, novelist, poet, artist, filmmaker

Bio: Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles, and the films Blood of a Poet, Les Parents terribles, Beauty and the Beast, and Orpheus.

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