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Jean Cocteau
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The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower (1922), Preface
Jean Cocteau
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As quoted in The Necessity of Art (1959) by Ernst Fischer, Ch. 1
Jean Cocteau
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On his visit to the deathbed of Marcel Proust, as quoted in Cocteau: The Great Enchanter by Edmund White Vogue (May 1984)


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Jean Cocteau
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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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