Colette cover

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French novelist: writer of Gigi

1873   -   1954


country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: novelist, ghostwriter, journalist, writer, librettist, screenwriter, short story writer, playwright, prosaist, actor
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

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (French: [kɔ.lɛt]; 28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954), known mononymously as Colette, was a French author and woman of letters. She was also known as a mime, actress, and journalist. Colette is best remembered for her 1944 novella Gigi, which was the basis for the 1958 film and the 1973 stage production of the same name.
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