Casablanca’s last surviving actress dies

Casablanca's-last-survivingMadeleine LeBeau, widely believed to be the last surviving credited cast member from the classic film “Casablanca,” has died, her stepson said. She was 92.

LeBeau played Yvonne, the jilted mistress of Humphrey Bogart’s character, Rick.
In a memorable scene from the World War II-era film, her eyes fill with tears as “The Marseillase” plays, and she cries out, “Vive la France!”

In addition to her role in “Casablanca,” LeBeau also appeared in the 1950 film “Cage of Gold” and in Federico Fellini’s 1963 film “8 ½”.

There were parallels between LeBeau’s role in “Casablanca” and her life. The French actress escaped Nazi-occupied France, fleeing with her then-husband, Marcel Dalio, who also had a role in “Casablanca.”

Medaram Jathara

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