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Who is Albert Simonin?
Albert Simonin was a French novelist and scriptwriter. He was born in the La Chapelle quarter of the 18th arrondissement of Paris. His father was a florist. Albert was orphaned by the age of 16. His novel Touchez Pas au Grisbi featuring the Parisian gangster Max le Menteur was turned into a movie starring Jean Gabin that is regarded as a classic example of French film noir. Simonin also wrote the script for the movie.
- born on (110 years ago) in 18th arrondissement
- nationality: France
- profession: Writer, screenwriter, novelist, actor
- died on (35 years ago) in Paris
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