Cocteau & Piaf Died on the Same Day + The List of Pair Disappearing Act

  • Jean Cocteau & Edith Piaf
    Died on the same date..

    Edith Piaf and Jean Cocteau died on the same day. Cocteau, chivalrous at the last, obeyed the rule of ladies first. “Ah, la Piaf est morte,” he said on the morning of October 11 1963. “Je peux mourir aussi.” [Ah, Piaf’s dead. I can die too.”] And then he promptly died of a heart attack. Or so legend has it.
    It was Piaf’s funeral not Cocteau’s that brought Paris to gridlock.

    Not from bad real estate foto

    The List of pair disappearing act

    Shakepeare and Cervantes died (On the same day)
    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died (On the same day)
    Simone Beauvoir and Jean Genet died (1 day apart)
    C.S Lewis and Aldous Huxley died (On the same day)
    Jean Cocteau and Edith Piaf died (1 day apart).
    Charlie Chaplin and Howard Hawks died (1 day apart)
    James Stewart and Robert Mitchum died (1 day apart).
    Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni (On the same day)
    Dave Brubeck and Oscar Niemeyer died (On the same day)
    Princess Diana and Mother Theresa died (6 days apart).
    Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake committed suicide (One week apart)
    Anthony Caro and Anthur Danto died (2 days apart)
    Jeanne Moreau and Sam Shepard died (On the same day)
    Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci (3 days apart)
    Marlon Brando and Carl Malden died on July 1. (Karl Malden died years later on 2009)

    Marlon sitting. on Karl’s lap. (Click to enlarge)

    10 Mar 1961, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA — “Climb upon my knee, sonny boy” might be actor Karl Malden’s theme song as he holds actor-director Marlon Brando on his lap. Brando, always the realist as actor or director, was showing Malden how he wanted him to play a love scene in . The Paramount Film, a Western starring Brando, is the actor’s first directorial assignment. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

    Karl & Marlon and Mona Lisa


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