Pierre Batcheff

Pierre Batcheff


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Pierre Batcheff (23 June 1907 – 13 April 1932) was a French actor, whose original name was Piotr Bacev (from Russia), born in Harbin, Manchuria. His best-known film was Un chien andalou (1929) by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. He was married to French film editor Denise Piazza.

Both Batcheff and the leading actress in Un chien andalou, Simone Mareuil, committed suicide, Mareuil by setting herself on fire in 1954, Batcheff reportedly by overdosing on Veronal.

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