Casablanca loses its last living star Madeleine Lebeau

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Her stepson, producer Carlo Alberto Pinelli, told the Hollywood Reporter that Casablanca last living star died on May 1 in Spain as she was 92 years old.  Madeleine Lebeau, she was the only living star who did the classic movie Casablanca in 1942.

Carlo Alberto Pinelli, her stepson told sources that she had died n May 1 in Spain. In Casablanca, Lebeau plays Humphrey Bogart’s spurned lover.

In an acclaimed scene, she mournfully yells, “Vive La France”, after the customers in Rick’s Café sing La Marseillaise to overwhelm singing by Nazi soldiers.
Madeleine was born in 1923 near Paris, she fled Nazi-possessed France with her then spouse, conspicuous on-screen character Marcel Dalio, in 1940.

The couple wound up in Hollywood, and both featured in the Casablanca.

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Lebeau then went ahead to star in two more American movies before returning to France after the war. “CINEWS”

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