• Jean Wallace

    1923 - 1990

    Jean Wallace (1923 - 1990)

    Film actress who began her entertainment career as an Earl Carroll showgirl, and shortly thereafter was signed to a contract with Paramount Studios. Jean was married to Franchot Tone (1941-1948) with whom she had two sons, and Cornel Wilde (1951-1981) with whom she had one son. Her list of credits include “Jigsaw” and “Man on […]

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  • Jean-Antoine Brutus Menier

    1795 - 1853

    Jean-Antoine Brutus Menier (1795 - 1853)

    Entrepreneur.  Founder of the Menier dynasty of chocolate makers.  Born in Germain-de-Bourgeuil,  France,  he was a largely self-schooled (and unlicensed) pharmacist who in 1816 set up shop selling medicinal products in Paris.  Much of his success derived from his use of chocolate to coat bitter-tasting pills.  In the late 1830s he began marketing solid bars […]

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  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

    1780 - 1867

    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867)

    Major French Neoclassicist painter of the 19th century. He was a hero of Degas’. He was a consummate draughtsman who worked most of his career in Rome. He was a master of the female nude and portraiture.

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  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

    1780 - 1867

    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867)

    Major French Neoclassicist painter of the 19th century. He was a hero of Degas’. He was a consummate draughtsman who worked most of his career in Rome. He was a master of the female nude and portraiture.

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  • Jean-Baptiste Greuze

    1725 - 1805

    Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805)

    French Artist.  A painter of primarily portraits, genre scenes, and history painting, he was born in Tournus, Burgundy, France and was inspired at a young age to pursue a career in art.  His father agreed for him to be tutored in Lyon, France and later he went to Paris, France and studied at the Royal […]

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  • Jean-Baptiste Isabey

    1767 - 1855

    Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 - 1855)

    Painter.

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  • Jean-Baptiste Papin

    1756 - 1809

    Jean-Baptiste Papin (1756 - 1809)

    Count de Saint-Christau. Lawyer, promoted to Count in 1808. Entered Pantheon 1809. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Baptiste Treilhard

    1742 - 1810

    Jean-Baptiste Treilhard (1742 - 1810)

    Lawyer who played a leading part in devising the Napoleonic civil and criminal codes. Entered Pantheon 1810. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

    1796 - 1875

    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 - 1875)

    Artist. Born in Paris in 1796. His family were bourgeois people, his father was a wigmaker and his mother a milliner and unlike the experience of some of his artistic colleagues, throughout his life he never felt the want of money, as his parents made good investments and ran their businesses well. After his parents […]

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  • Jean-Claude Brialy

    1933 - 2007

    Jean-Claude Brialy (1933 - 2007)

    Actor,  Director. Born in Aumale (El-Ghozlane) in Algeria,  he started his performing career in the 1950s and became one of the most prolific actors of the French “nouvelle vague” (“New Wave”) movement.  His appearance in the title role of the 1958 Claude Chabrol film “Le beau Serge” made him famous. Brialy worked with such filmmakers […]

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  • Jean-Dominique Bauby

    1952 - 1997

    Jean-Dominique Bauby (1952 - 1997)

    Author.  Born and raised in Paris,  he was a journalist for French Elle magazine and became its editor-in-chief in 1991.  Nicknamed “Jean-Do” by his friends,  he was a noted bon vivant and a fixture of fashionable Parisian society.  In December 1995,  at the age of 43,  Bauby suffered a massive stroke which left him completely […]

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  • Jean-Etienne-Marie Portalis

    1746 - 1807

    Jean-Etienne-Marie Portalis (1746 - 1807)

    Lawyer, arrested during the Terror, saved by the fall of Robespierre. Helped to negotiate the Concordat (treaty with the Pope) in 1801. Became Minister for Religion (1804-1807). Entered Pantheon 1807. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Frederic de Perregaux

    1744 - 1808

    Jean-Frederic de Perregaux (1744 - 1808)

    Banker, helped finance Bonaparte, gained (amongst other advantages) the monopoly of issuing bank-notes in 1803. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Ignace Jacqueminot

    1754 - 1813

    Jean-Ignace Jacqueminot (1754 - 1813)

    Count de Ham. Lawyer and political placeman. Entered Pantheon in 1813.  (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Marie Bonnassieux

    1810 - 1892

    Jean-Marie Bonnassieux (1810 - 1892)

    Sculptor. One of his most famous work is the Statue of Notre Dame in  Le-Puy-en-Velay (Departement Haute-Loire) made out of canons “taken” in the battle of Sebastopol. The Virgin holds the Jesus Child on her right arm, so that he can easily bless the City down the volcano hill  with his right arm.

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  • Jean-Miche Folon

    1934 - 2005

    Jean-Miche Folon (1934 - 2005)

    Artist. An architectural school dropout, he went on to be a versatile artist, painter, cartoonist, sculptor and one of the world’s best known commercial artists. His work appears throughout the world in galleries, magazines and on murals in subway stations. In 1969, he had his first one man show in the United States followed by […]

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  • Jean-Michel Atlan

    1913 - 1960

    Jean-Michel Atlan (1913 - 1960)

    Poet, Artist.  Born in Constantine, French Algeria. Leaving Istanbul in 1930 to study philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris where he also worked as a teacher afterwards. Jean-Michael and his family were jewish. During the occupation, Jean-Michel lost his teaching license and lived in poverty in Montparnasse. During that time he taught himself painting. Due […]

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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

    1960 - 1988

    Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988)

    Artist. The protege of pop artist Andy Warhol, he was the son of middle-class Brooklyn parents, and had a precocious success with his paintings from the start. His career was incubated by the short-lived graffiti movement, which started on the streets and subway cars in the early 1970s. Having no art training, he never tried […]

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  • Jean-Michel Frank

    1895 - 1941

    Jean-Michel Frank (1895 - 1941)

    Jean-Michel Frank was born in Paris, a son of Léon Frank, a banker, and his wife and cousin, the former Nanette Frank. From 1904, he attended the Lycée Janson de Sailly in Paris. He began law school in 1911, but in 1915, he was hit by the double blow of the death of his two […]

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  • Jean-Nicolas Démeunier

    1751 - 1814

    Jean-Nicolas Démeunier (1751 - 1814)

    Lawyer. President of the National Assembly. Keen Bonapartist, promoted by Napoleon to count in 1808. Entered Pantheon 1814. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jean-Pierre Aumont

    1911 - 2001

    Jean-Pierre Aumont (1911 - 2001)

    Aumont was born Jean-Pierre Philippe Salomons in Paris, the son of Suzanne (née Cahen; 1885–1940), an actress, and Alexandre Salomons, owner of La Maison du Blanc (a linen department store). His mother’s uncle was well-known stage actor George Berr (died 1942). His father was from a Dutch Jewish family; his mother’s family were French Jews. […]

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  • Jean-Pierre Cassel

    1932 - 2007

    Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932 - 2007)

    Actor. Born Jean-Pierre Crochon in Paris, France. He was a leading man of the 1960s and 1970s who is probably best remembered for his roles in the films “The Three Musketeers” (1973),  “The Four Musketeers (1974),  and “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974). Some of his other notable films include “The Joker” (1960), “Candide” (1960), […]

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  • Jeane Dixon

    1904 - 1997

    Jeane Dixon (1904 - 1997)

    Folk Figure. She gained fame for alledged psychic abilities. Some of her most famous predictions were the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert, and that Ronald Reagan would one day be President of the United States. She also wrote a series of books, including “My Life and Prophecies” in 1968; “Reincarnation […]

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  • Jeanette Beaudine

    1920 - 2003

    Jeanette Beaudine (1920 - 2003)

    Actress. Beaudine was a long-time stand-in for actress Helen Hayes and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Before turning to acting, she owned a celebrity-populated vacation resort, bar and restaturant on Harsen’s Island, Michigan. In 1957 on the advice of friend and producer, Jack Rose, her and husband Al moved to Los Angeles, California, […]

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  • Jeanette Loff

    1906 - 1942

    Jeanette Loff (1906 - 1942)

    Jeanette Loff (October 9, 1906 – August 4, 1942) was an American motion picture actress and singer. Born Janette Lov was born in Orofino, Idaho. She was the eldest of a family of five children born to Morris and Inga Loff. Her parents were of Norwegian and Danish heritage. Her father was a professional violinist who […]

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  • Jeanette MacDonald

    1903 - 1965

    Jeanette MacDonald (1903 - 1965)

    Jeanette MacDonald Actress and Singer. She is best remembered for her partnership with singer Nelson Eddy in a series of movies during the 1930s. A talented lyrical soprano, she had a wide vocal range, E above high C, close to three octaves. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Daniel and Anne MacDonald, she first became a […]

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  • Jeanette Nolan

    1911 - 1998

    Jeanette Nolan (1911 - 1998)

    Jeanette Nolan Was an American radio, film, and television actress who was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Nolan graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in her native Los Angeles, California. In 1935, Nolan married actor John McIntire; the couple remained together until his death in 1991. The couple had two children, one of whom was […]

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  • Jeanie MacPherson

    1887 - 1946

    Jeanie MacPherson (1887 - 1946)

    Actress, Screenwriter. Before entering motion pictures, Jeanie was a dancer and stage performer. She then moved into films, being guided by the great D.W. Griffith. Later in her career, Jeanie was considered the “write hand” on a significant number of Cecil B. DeMille films. With the advent of sound, Jeanie’s involvement with DeMille became less […]

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  • Jeanine Deckers

    1933 - 1985

    Jeanine Deckers (1933 - 1985)

    While in the convent, Jeanine Deckers wrote, sang and performed her own songs, which were so well received by her fellow nuns and visitors that her religious superiors encouraged her to record an album, which visitors and retreatants at the convent would be able to purchase. In 1961, the album was recorded in Brussels at Philips; […]

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  • Jeanne Aubert

    1906 - 1988

    Jeanne Aubert (1906 - 1988)

    Actress. Fondly remembered in films such as: “The Gem of the Ocean,” “A New World,” “Love Is at Stake” and “Mirages de Paris.” (bio by: MC)

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