Jean Seberg

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Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France.

She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples.

She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her deteriorating mental health. Gary claimed that Seberg "became psychotic" after the media reported a false story that the FBI planted about her becoming pregnant with a Black Panther's child in 1970. Romain Gary stated that Seberg had repeatedly attempted suicide on the anniversary of the child's death, August 25.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1958: Cecile - Bonjour Tristesse
1973: Ruth Miller - La corrupción de Chris Miller
1961: Ann - Les grandes personnes
1966: Mary de Damville - La ligne de démarcation
1957: St. Joan of Arc - Saint Joan
1967: Shanny - La Route de Corinthe
1965: Kay Stanton - Moment to Moment
1963: Christina James - In the French Style
1968: Adriana - Les oiseaux vont mourir au Pérou
1995: Herself - From the Journals of Jean Seberg
1960: Patricia Franchini - À bout de souffle
1959: Helen Kokintz - The Mouse That Roared
1964: Lilith Arthur - Lilith
1974: Laura Anderson / Richardson - Mousey
1964: Olga Celan - Échappement libre
1971: Emily Hamilton - Kill!
1965: Bettina Ralton - Un milliard dans un billard
1967: Colleen O'Hara - Estouffade à la Caraïbe
1975: Lea Kingsburg - Bianchi cavalli d'Agosto
1974: Les Hautes solitudes
1974: The Star - Ballad for Billy the Kid
1961: Kate Hoover - La récréation
1961: Claire - L'amant de cinq jours
1970: Joyce Grasse - Ondata di calore
1972: Giovanna - Questa specie d'amore
1975: Emily - Le grand délire
1970: Tanya Livingston - Airport
1969: Elizabeth Woodling - Paint Your Wagon
1966: Lydia West - A Fine Madness
1972: Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste - L'Attentat
1972: Luisa - Camorra
1970: Alexandra Mountford - Macho Callahan
1969: Adele Matthews - Pendulum
1962: Congo vivo
1960: Barbara Holloway - Let No Man Write My Epitaph
1979: Le Bleu des origines
1976: Gina Ekdal, seine Frau - Die Wildente
1964: Patricia Leacock - Les plus belles escroqueries du monde
1991: Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

TV CREDITS:
1956: Cinépanorama
1964: herself - Die Drehscheibe