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Louis de Funès

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was a French actor and comedian. According to several polls conducted since 1968, he is France's favourite actor – having played over 130 roles in film and over 100 on stage, his acting style is remembered for its high-energy performance and his wide range of facial expressions and tics. A considerable part of his best-known acting was directed by Jean Girault, he still is a household name in many countries such as Israel, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Romania, former countries of the Soviet Union, as well as Iran. Yet he remains unknown in the English-speaking world, he was exposed to a wider audience only once in the United States, in 1974, with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Louis de Funès was born on 31 July 1914 in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine to parents who hailed from Seville, Spain. Since the couple's families opposed their marriage, they eloped to France in 1904.

His father, Carlos Luis de Funès de Galarza, a nobleman whose mother descended from the Counts de Galarza and his father from the XI century Lords of Funes. He became a diamond cutter upon arriving in France, his mother, Leonor Soto Reguera, was Galician, daughter to Galician lawyer Teolindo Soto Barro, of Portuguese descent. Known to friends and intimates as "Fufu", de Funès spoke French and English as well. During his youth, he was fond of playing the piano, he was an alumnus of the lycée Condorcet in Paris. He dropped out, his early life was rather inconspicuous, he became a bar pianist, working as a jazz pianist in Pigalle, where he made his customers laugh each time he grimaced. He studied acting for one year at the Simon acting school, where he made some useful contacts, including with Daniel Gélin, among others. In 1936, he married Germaine Louise Elodie Carroyer. Through the early 1940s, De Funès continued playing the piano in clubs, thinking there was not much call for a short, skinny actor.

His wife and Daniel Gélin encouraged him. His wife supported him in the most difficult moments and helped him to manage his career efficiently. During the occupation of Paris in the Second World War, he continued his piano studies at a music school, where he fell in love with a secretary, Jeanne Barthelémy de Maupassant, she had fallen in love with "the young man who played jazz like God". They had two sons: Olivier. Olivier de Funès became known for the roles. Louis de Funès began his show business career in the theatre, where he enjoyed moderate success and played small roles in films. After he attained the status of a movie star, he continued to play theatre roles, his stage career culminated in a magnificent performance in the play Oscar, a role which he would reprise a few years in the film adaptation. In 1945, thanks to his contact with Daniel Gélin, de Funès made his film debut at the age of 31 with a bit part in Jean Stelli's La Tentation de Barbizon, he appears on screen for less than 40 seconds in the role of the porter of the cabaret Le Paradis, welcoming the character played by Jérôme Chambon in the entrance hall and pointing him to the double doors leading to the main room, saying: "C'est par ici, Monsieur".

Chambon declines the invitation. De Funès says: "Bien, il a son compte celui-là, aujourd'hui!". He went on to perform in 130 film roles over the next 20 years, playing minor roles in over 80 films before being offered his first leading roles. During this period, de Funès developed a daily routine of professional activities: in the morning he did dubbing for recognized artists such as Totò, an Italian comic of the time. From 1945 to 1955, he appeared in 50 films as an extra or walk-on. In 1954, he went on to star in such films as Ah! Les belles bacchantes and Le Mouton à cinq pattes. A break came in 1956, when he appeared as the black-market pork butcher Jambier in Claude Autant-Lara's well-known World War II comedy, La Traversée de Paris, he achieved stardom in 1963 with Jean Girault's film, Pouic-Pouic. This successful film guaranteed de Funès top billing in all of his subsequent films. At the age of 49, de Funès unexpectedly became a major star of international renown with the success of Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez.

After their first successful collaboration, director Jean Girault perceived de Funès as the ideal actor to play the part of the scheming and sycophant gendarme. Another collaboration with director Gérard Oury produced a memorable tandem of de Funès with Bourvil—another great comic actor—in the 1964 film, Le Corniaud; the success of the de Funès-Bourvil partnership was repeated two years

Aval Mella Sirithal

Aval Mella Sirithal is a 1987 Tamil Indian feature film directed by M. N. Jai Sundar for Sri Kavitha Cine Arts; the film stars Murali and Madhuri in the lead roles. Murali Seetha Madhuri Raveendran M. R. Krishnamurthy S. S. Chandran Chinni Jayanth Charle Devika Rani Babu Mohan'Kallapetti' Singaram Loose Mohan Soundtrack was composed by Gangai Amaran. Seetha Seetha - Mano, K. S. Chithra Aavaram Poovathan - Chithra Medai Meethu -SPB, Chithra Degamengum - Mano, Chithra The Indian Express said, "For a film, a director's first, Aval Mella Sirithaal seemed to be passable; the action was staged with a degree of conviction. But and alas the film got mired in its contradictions and rhetoric, the approach to the climax was nothing if not absurd." Aval Mella Sirithal at Complete Index to World Film

Shrewsbury River

The Shrewsbury River is a short stream and navigable estuary 8 mi long, in central New Jersey in the United States. It extends ENE from its head of navigation at Oceanport to its confluence with the Navesink River estuary entering 1 mi north in a narrow channel to Sandy Hook Bay at Highlands; the south shore runs about the entire length of the northern border of Long Branch. The estuary is protected from the open Atlantic Ocean on its eastern side by a long barrier peninsula that extends north to become Sandy Hook. Jersey Shore resort communities on the peninsula include Sea Bright. On the inner side of the estuary, the community of Rumson on the end of the peninsula separating the Shrewsbury and Navesink estuaries is among the wealthiest communities in the United States; the estuary provides a popular marina for recreational fishing. Marine species like Fluke, striped bass and weakfish are popular fish targeted by local anglers. Navesink River Pleasure Bay Capt. Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge Bascule Bridge Gooseneck Point Bridge Anglers Marina Bakers Landing Marina Channel Club Marina Gateway Marina Long Branch Ice Boat & Yacht Club Oceanport Landing Navesink Marina Patten Point Yacht Club Pleasure Bay Yacht Basin List of New Jersey rivers U.

S. Geological Survey: NJ stream gaging stations Nautical chart of the Shrewsbury River