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Pierre Etaix, France’s King Of Slapstick, Dead At 87

“A trained clown who performed in circuses and cabarets, Mr. Etaix was supporting himself as an illustrator when he met filmmaker Jacques Tati,” who immediately offered him an apprenticeship. “Although [he] directed and starred in only five feature films and several shorts … he was considered one of the most brilliant physical comedians of the […]
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