Marcel Pagnol (28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. In 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie Française.
Pagnol was born on 28 February 1895 in Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône département, in southern France near Marseille, the eldest son of school teacher Joseph PagnolA and seamstress Augustine Lansot. B Marcel Pagnol grew ... more »
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''One has to look out for engineersthey begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.''Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974), French dramatist, film director. Critique des Critiques, ch. 3 (1949).