French novelist: writer of Gigiwd:Q218679
country of citizenship:
native language: French
occupation: novelist, ghostwriter, journalist, writer, librettist, screenwriter, short story writer, playwright
award received: Commander of the Legion of Honour, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour
position held: president
Colette (French: [kɔ.lɛt]; Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, 28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954) was a French author and woman of letters nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948; also known as a mime, actress, and journalist. Colette was most widely known for her 1944 novella Gigi (1944), which was the basis for the 1958 film and the 1973 stage production of the same name.
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