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About Georges Méliès
Georges Méliès, born Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, is credited with significant contributions to filmmaking in its early days. The French director, illusionist and actor started out as an illusionist through stage performances at the Théâtre Robert-Houdin, which he purchased in 1888.
From 1896 to 1913, it is believed that he earned direction credits for more than 500 films. He was known for employing special effects in his productions and for making sci-fi films. His well-known films include “The Impossible Voyage” and “A Trip to the Moon”.
His mother, Johannah-Catherine Schuering, was Dutch and his father, Jean-Louis Méliès, was a French shoemaker. He was married to Eugénie Génin (whom he went on to have two children with) from 1885 until her death in 1913. He married French actress Jehanne D’Alcy in 1925.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted him, posthumously, in 2017.
On January 21, 1938, he died aged 76. His cause of death was cancer.
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Georges Méliès's Popularity
Georges Méliès was a famous French director, who was born on December 8, 1861. As a person born on this date, Georges Méliès is listed in our database as the 29th most popular celebrity for the day (December 8) and the 4th most popular for the year (1861).
People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Georges Méliès is the 700th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Georges Méliès's birthday, Georges Méliès is the 96th most famous French and ranks 32nd in famous people born in Paris, France.
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