BirthdayDecember 0, 1926

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Jean Zay

    Full name: Jean Zay
    Also known as: Jean Zay, Zay, Jean
    Professions: French politician, Minister of National Education and Fine Arts

  2. Jean Zay Known for

    Moonraker (1979), The Day of the Jackal (1973), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Train (1964)

  3. Jean Zay Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 20th of June, 1944 (Age: 18)

  4. Jean Zay Biography

    Jean Zay was a French politician born in Orléans (Loiret) on 6 August 1904 and assassinated 20 June 1944 by the miliciens in Molles (Allier). He was the Minister of National Education and Fine Arts from 1936 until 1939. He was one of the passengers aboard the vessel Massilia that left Bordeaux, France for Casablanca on June 21, 1940 with the intention of forming a resistance government in North Africa.In 1938, Jean Zay proposed the creation of an international film event in France, which was planned to debut in Cannes in 1939. Because of the war, the inauguration of the Cannes Film Festival was postponed until 1946.In March 2014 French President François Hollande announced his intention to recognize Jean Zay at the Pantheon in Paris as a leading figure in the Resistance.

  5. Jean Zay Family

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