Wednesday, 21 December 2016

OBIT - MICHELE MORGAN


It is with sorrow that I pen this post in the approach to a time of year met with celebration by so many, but regrets must be paid to Michele Morgan, the iconic film star, who died yesterday, the 20th of December 2016, aged 96. An actor since her teens in the 1930s, she experienced success in France, later the United States upon fleeing the Nazi's invasion of her homeland, and again in France following the end of the war. Audiences around the world loved Morgan for her class and charisma both on and off the screen, including roles in celebrated classics such as Port of Shadows, Joan of Paris and The Fallen Idol. Morgan was one of the most recognizable faces of mid-century French cinema, though her achievements in film were only confirmed as her legacy became clear over time. Alongside a Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an Honorary Cesar, a Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival, and a Legion d'Honneur. This festive season, why not celebrate this legendary star's exceptional career by sitting down to one of her many unforgettable films? Condolences to all who knew and loved Morgan; your affection for her was mirrored in that which many millions more have felt decade after decade, and will continue to for decades more.