Entertainment Insiders reports that Raymond Pellegrin, star of Sacha Guitry's 1955 epic NAPOLEON, has died. Orson Welles appears briefly near the end of this 190-minute snoozefest as British General Hudson Lowe, Napoléon's jailer on the remote island of St. Helena. The cameos by Welles and Erich von Stroheim [as Ludwig van Beethoven] are the only reasons to watch this turgid mess.
Pellegrin's obituary from EI follows.
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RAYMOND PELLEGRIN Died Oct. 14, 2007
French actor Raymond Pellegrin died at age 82. Mr. Pellegrin appeared in nearly 150 films and TV shows during his lengthy career. He played the title role in the 1955 version of "Napoleon." He lent his vocal talents to the three "Fantomas" films made in the 1960s. Other credits include "Three Women," the original version of "Manon of the Spring" and Lucio Fulci's "Conspiracy of Torture."